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Sword, scabbard

Object Number: 
1934.125ab
Date: 
1864
Medium: 
Steel, brass, leather; steel
Dimensions: 
Overall: 42 3/8 x 4 3/4 x 3 1/2 in. ( 107.6 x 12.1 x 8.9 cm )
Marks: 
stamped: on obverse of blade below hilt: "U.S. / 1864 / G.M." stamped: on reverse of blade below hilt: "C. ROBY / W. CHELMSFORD / MASS."
Description: 
Saber with curved, single-edged steel blade with two fullers, one broad and one narrow; brass half-basket hilt with two branches joining oval counter-guard on obverse side; grip covered in leather and wrapped with heavy, twisted wire; helmet-shaped pommel without surface decoration; steel scabbard with two carrying rings and slightly asymmetrical drag.
Credit Line: 
Gift of the New York Caledonian Club
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group