Sword, scabbard and wrist straps
Steel, brass, rope; leather, brass
Overall: 27 1/8 x 5 1/2 x 3 in. ( 68.9 x 14 x 7.6 cm )
Cutlass with broad, straight, double-edged steel blade; brass hilt with guard consisting of a broad strip of brass that gradually expands from the pommel, curving into a wide flat counter-guard with curved quillon with cylindrical finial; grip molded with scalloped pattern and secured to tang with two transverse rivets; pommel in the form of an oval knob with a capstan rivet; rope wrist strap tied to grip; leather scabbard with brass throat with circular frog stud and brass tip with ball finial.
According to the accession records, this cutlass was used by Charles Hawley Brantingham during the Civil War.
Gift of Adelaide Milton de Groot
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.