Sword and scabbard
Steel, brass, fish skin, gilding; steel, brass, gilding
Overall: 37 1/2 x 5 x 3 1/4 in. ( 95.2 x 12.7 x 8.3 cm )
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
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.
This sword was presented, in 1877, to Commissary Louis B. Rader by members of the 7th Regiment, National Guard New York.
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.