Sword and scabbard

Object Number: 
1868.9ab
Date: 
1780-1800
Medium: 
Steel, other metal, leather
Dimensions: 
Part (sword): 41 3/8 x 5 x 1 1/8 in. (105.1 x 12.7 x 2.9 cm) Part (scabbard): 35 3/4 x 3 x 3/4 in. (90.8 x 7.6 x 1.9 cm
Description: 
Sword with curved, singled-edged steel blade with two fullers, one broad and one narrow, and etched designs on obverse and reverse; steel stirrup hilt with grip covered in leather and wound with a narrow metal strip; flat pommel with capstan rivet and backstrap extending to ferrule at base of grip; leather scabbard (in three pieces) with steel throat with oval frog stud and steel tip.
Gallery Label: 
According to the accession records, this sword belonged to Thomas De Kay, Colonel of Orange County Militia in 1757.
Credit Line: 
Gift of Mrs. Charles Augustus Davis
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group