Sword and scabbard

Object Number: 
X.130a-c
Date: 
ca. 1870
Medium: 
Steel, brass; leather, brass
Dimensions: 
Overall: 38 1/2 x 5 x 3 in. ( 97.8 x 12.7 x 7.6 cm )
Marks: 
stamped: on reverse edge of drag: "JH"
Description: 
Sword with straight, single-edged steel blade with full-length fuller; brass hilt cast in one piece consisting of plain, C-shaped knuckle-bow, biloded counter-guard, quillon with domed oval finial, grip with molded ridges resembling closely wound wire, and ovoid pommel; leather scabbard (now in two pieces, b-c) with brass throat with elongated frog stud and tip with asymmetrical drag.
Gallery Label: 
This sword is identified as a U.S. non-commissioned infantry officer's sword in the accession records. This identification was based on an illustration in Smithsonian Institution Bulletin No. 163 (p. 41).
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group