Steel, brass, fish skin; steel, nickel, brass
Overall: 39 x 5 x 3 1/4 in. ( 99.1 x 12.7 x 8.3 cm )
stamped: on obverse of blade below hilt: "MADE IN FRANCE"
stamped: on reverse of blade below hilt: "[RI]DABOCK & Co. / NEW-YORK" inside oval
engraved: on reverse side of counter-guard: "Lieut. Kurtz Eppley U.S.A. / From His Comrades in Essex Troop."
Sword with straight, double-edged steel blade with etching on obverse and reverse and diamond-shaped cross section; biloded brass counter-guard with molded eagle on obverse side and hinged section on reverse with inscription; quillon with lion mask finial; grip covered in fish skin and wrapped with wire; inverted cone-shaped pommel with plain shield on one side, eagle insignia on other side, and radial arrangment of leaves on top; nickeled steel scabbard with brass mounts consisting of an upper band with two rings, a middle band with one ring, and tip with drag.
Gift of Captain Kurtz Eppley
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