Sword w/scabbard

Object Number: 
1944.179ab
Date: 
1840-1870
Medium: 
Steel, brass, fish skin, leather; iron
Dimensions: 
Overall: 38 1/2 x 4 3/4 x 4 in. ( 97.8 x 12.1 x 10.2 cm )
Description: 
Sword with curved, single-edged steel blade with two fullers, one broad and one narrow; brass half-basket hilt with two branches on obverse side and elliptical counter-guard with floral motif molded on tip; grip covered in fish skin and wrapped with wire; helmet-shaped pommel with leaf and berry border; remnant of woven leather strap attached to knuckle-bow; iron scabbard with two carrying rings and asymmetrical drag.
Credit Line: 
Gift of the Estate of Juliana Cutting
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group