Steel, other metal, bone, leather; metal
Overall: 40 x 4 1/4 x 3 1/8 in. ( 101.6 x 10.8 x 7.9 cm )
in relief: on obverse of blade below hilt: "PROVED" on circular metal disk at center of six-pointed star
stamped: on reverse of blade below hilt: "RIDABOCK & Co / NEW-YORK" (inside oval) and "FRANCE"
etched: on reverse of blade: "U.S."
etched: on obver
Sword with curved, single-edged steel blade with three-quarter width fuller and etched interlace designs framing shield and eagle insignia on obverse and similar designs framing initials "U.S." on reverse; white metal half-basket hilt with three branches on obverse side and quillon that curves down abruptly and terminates in a globular finial; bone grip with carved finger grooves; leather tassel attached to knuckle-bow; white metal scabbard with two carrying rings and asymmetrical drag.
Gift of the Estate of Col. J. Mayhew Wainwright
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