Sword

Object Number: 
1941.1147a
Date: 
1800-1830
Medium: 
Steel, brass, textile
Dimensions: 
Overall: 43 x 4 x 3 1/2 in. ( 109.2 x 10.2 x 8.9 cm )
Marks: 
stamped: on blade below hilt: maker's mark in the form of a beehive
Description: 
Fencing foil with straight, evenly tapered triangular steel blade with blunted point; large almost circular brass counter-guard with two C-scrolls in low relief on gridded ground on either side; rectangular grip with ridges, covered in black textile and wrapped with wire; urn-shaped brass pommel with ball finial.
Credit Line: 
Gift of John Ward Dunsmore
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group