Sword, scabbard

Object Number: 
X.135ab
Date: 
ca. 1861
Medium: 
Steel, wood, leather; steel, brass
Dimensions: 
Overall: 41 1/2 x 6 1/4 x 2 3/4 in. ( 105.4 x 15.9 x 7 cm )
Marks: 
stamped: on obverse of blade: "2" stamped: on reverse of blade: "1" engraved: on knuckle-bow: "Daniel Driskell / Captured from / Stuarts Cavalry Tunstalls Station"
Description: 
Saber with curved, single-edged steel blade with two fullers, one broad and one narrow; knuckle-bow, counter-guard, and quillon formed from one sheet of steel pierced with seven quadrangular slots on obverse side and a single slot (for sword knot) below pommel; wooden grip covered with leather and wrapped with wire; bird's head pommel with backstrap extending to ferrule at base of grip; steel scabbard with brass upper and middle bands, each with one carrying ring, and asymmetrical drag.
Gallery Label: 
An engraved inscription on the knuckle-bow of this Confederate cavalry saber indicates that it was captured from "[Jeb?] Stuarts Cavalry" at "Tunstalls Station."
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group