Sword w/scabbard and tassel

Object Number: 
1922.3ab
Date: 
ca. 1860
Medium: 
Steel, brass, other metal, paint, textile; leather, brass
Dimensions: 
Overall: 31 1/2 x 4 3/4 x 4 in. ( 80 x 12.1 x 10.2 cm )
Marks: 
stamped: on obverse of scabbard: "25M / 948" stamped: on counter-guard: "3-M / 4 6"
Description: 
Naval cutlass with slightly curved, single-edged steel blade with broad fuller; half-basket guard made of unperforated sheet brass riveted to cast brass knuckle-bow and counter-guard; black painted cast metal grip with molded ridges; helmet-shaped pommel without surface decoration; tassel on strip of gold metallic cloth tape attached to grip; leather scabbard with riveted back seam and circular brass frog stud on obverse.
Credit Line: 
Gift of Charles McCauley
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group