Sword w/scabbard

Object Number: 
1922.123ab
Date: 
1800-1850
Medium: 
Steel, brass, leather, enamel, gilding; steel, brass
Dimensions: 
Overall: 39 x 6 1/2 x 1 1/8 in. ( 99.1 x 16.5 x 2.9 cm )
Description: 
Sword with curved, single-edged steel blade with two fullers, one broad and one narrow, clipped point, and decoration done in etching, gilding, and blue enamel on obverse and reverse; brass stirrup hilt with reverse P-type knuckle-bow, quillon with scroll finial, and langets on obverse and reverse decorated with military insignia; grip covered in leather and wrapped with twisted wire; brass pommel in the form of a lion's head with strip of metal extending to ferrule at base of grip; blackened steel scabbard with brass upper and middle bands, each with a carrying ring, and asymmetrical drag.
Gallery Label: 
This sword is identified as a British dragoon saber in the accession records.
Credit Line: 
Gift of Mr. M. F. Savage
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group