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sword with scabbard

Object Number: 
1927.63ab
Date: 
1750-1775
Medium: 
Steel, other metal, textile; leather, steel
Dimensions: 
Part (sword): 38 1/2 x 4 3/4 x 4 1/4 in. (97.8 x 12.1 x 10.8 cm) Part (scabbard): 32 3/8 x 1 3/4 x 3/4 in. (82.2 x 4.4
Description: 
Sword with straight, single-edged steel blade with two fullers and engraved decoration, including crown emblem, on obverse and reverse; steel, textile-lined basket hilt with circular and heart-shaped piercings and conical pommel; leather scabbard (in two pieces) with steel throat with oval frog stud and steel tip with serrated top edge and blunt end.
Gallery Label: 
According to the accession records, this sword was used by English Army Captain John Shethar in the Revolutionary War.
Credit Line: 
Gift of Edwin H. Shethar
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group