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Sword, Scabbard, and Belt

Object Number: 
X.128a-c
Date: 
1830-1850
Medium: 
Steel, brass, bone; leather, brass; leather, brass, other metal
Dimensions: 
Overall: 33 1/2 x 4 1/4 x 2 1/8 in. ( 85.1 x 10.8 x 5.4 cm )
Marks: 
applied metal: on belt buckle: "NY"
Description: 
Sword with straight, single-edged steel blade with full-length fuller; brass hilt with bone grips carved with alternating wide and narrow ribs; asymmetrical counter-guard on obverse with scroll detail in open circle on one side and shield-breasted eagle molded in relief on front; ornately molded knuckle-bow with scroll devices at top and bottom, and almond-shaped panel at center on obverse side with armor and weapons in low relief; eagle's head pommel; black leather scabbard with brass throat and middle band, each with one carrying ring (missing tip); leather waist belt with slings (clip with fragment of one sling attached to ring on middle band of scabbard); rectangular brass belt buckle with applied metal ornament consisting of initials "NY" framed by two curving branches.
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group