Sword and scabbard
Steel, brass, gilding; leather, brass, gilding
Overall: 34 x 4 x 1 in. ( 86.4 x 10.2 x 2.5 cm )
handwritten in ink: on tag attached to object: "Property of / Charles A. Schermerhorn / ? 7 . . ."
Dress sword with straight, evenly tapered steel blade, which is triangular in cross section; gilded brass hilt cast in three pieces: grip with oval framed eagle in relief on either side, acorn-shaped pommel, and guard consisting of two scrolled quillons and two shields, one on obverse side and one on reverse; leather scabbard with gilded brass throat and tip, the former with oval frog stud.
Gift of Mrs. J. Harper Skillin
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