Sword w/scabbard

Object Number: 
X.185ab
Date: 
1800-1850
Medium: 
Steel, brass, fish skin; brass
Dimensions: 
Overall: 41 x 5 x 4 1/8 in. ( 104.1 x 12.7 x 10.5 cm )
Description: 
Sword with straight, single-edged steel blade with broad fuller; brass half-basket hilt with two branches on obverse side and oval counter-guard with crest(?) molded in high relief on quillon; grip wrapped in fish skin and wrapped with wire; oval pommel with stylized flower molded in relief on top; brass strip with incised decoration extends from pommel along edge of grip to top of counter-guard; brass scabbard with two carrying rings and asymmetrical drag.
Gallery Label: 
This sword is identified as a cavalry saber in the accession records.
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group