Sword and scabbard

Object Number: 
1953.155ab
Date: 
ca. 1877
Medium: 
Steel, brass, fish skin, gilding; steel, brass, gilding
Dimensions: 
Overall: 37 1/2 x 5 x 3 1/4 in. ( 95.2 x 12.7 x 8.3 cm )
Marks: 
stamped: on reverse side of blade below hilt: "W. / CLAUBERG" and "SOLINGEN" above and below a figure in armor etched: on reverse side of blade: "SCHUYLER / HARTLEY / & / GRAHAM / NEW YORK" and "U.S." engraved: on underside of counter-guard (reverse sid
Description: 
Presentation sword with straight, double-edged steel blade with etched designs on obverse and reverse; blade is diamond-shaped in cross section; gilded brass hilt with grip covered in fish skin and wrapped with twisted wire; counter-guard consisting of two shell-shaped pieces with emblems molded in relief, a shield-breasted eagle on obverse side and a shield superimposed on crossed arms on reverse side; reverse section of counter-guard is hinged and may be lowered when a button underneath is depressed; pommel shaped like a section of an inverted cone, with an eagle on the obverse side and a blank shield on the reverse; knuckle-bow decorated on either side with a pair of thunderbolts centering a flower; matte-surfaced steel scabbard with gilded brass mounts consisting of narrow band at throat, an upper band with two carrying rings, a middle band with one carrying ring, and drag decorated with crossed flags on obverse and a single star on reverse.
Gallery Label: 
This sword was presented, in 1877, to Commissary Louis B. Rader by members of the 7th Regiment, National Guard New York.
Credit Line: 
Gift of the 7th Regiment, National Guard New York, through Major Kenneth Miller
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group