Sword

Object Number: 
1941.1161
Date: 
1800-1830
Medium: 
Steel, wood, twine, leather
Dimensions: 
Overall: 34 3/8 x 5 1/2 x 1 in. ( 87.3 x 14 x 2.5 cm )
Marks: 
stamped: on reverse of blade near hilt: "P. D. LUNESCHLOSS"
Description: 
Sword with slightly curved, single-edged steel blade with fuller extending from hilt to within 4 inches of rounded tip; steel stirrup hilt with reverse P-type knuckle-bow, curved quillon with cylindrical finial and simple langets on obverse and reverse; wooden grip with fragments of twine and leather; bird's head pommel with backstrap extending to ferrule at base of grip.
Gallery Label: 
This sword is described in the accession records as a "German-made saber, dragoon type, probably used by U.S. Army enlisted men."
Credit Line: 
Gift of John Ward Dunsmore
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group