Steel, wood, fish skin; steel
Overall: 39 1/4 x 5 in. ( 99.7 x 12.7 cm )
stamped: on obverse of blade, within circular depression on ricasso: "PRO" (?)
stamped: on reverse of blade on ricasso: "F HÖRSTER / [HAMBURG?]"
stamped: on underside of counter-guard (obverse side), above eagle: "E / PLURIBUS / UNUM"
Sword with slightly curved, single-edged steel blade with fuller that runs from ricasso to within 12 inches of point; steel half-basket hilt with American eagle and initials "US" incorporated into openwork on obverse side and short broad quillon with scroll design; grip covered in yellow fish skin and wrapped with wire; oval pommel with backstrap that extends to ferrule at base of grip; burnished steel scabbard with two carrying rings and slightly asymmetrical drag.
Gift of Mrs. Frederick Leishman
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