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Sword:blade patterned

Object Number: 
1948.597
Date: 
ca. 1900
Medium: 
Steel, wood, twine, brass, other metal
Dimensions: 
Overall: 29 x 4 3/4 x 1 1/4 in. ( 73.7 x 12.1 x 3.2 cm )
Description: 
Sword with double-edged steel blade with serpentine edges and incised decoration on upper half of obverse and reverse; top of blade is flared, with applied strips of brass and ornately serrated edges; wooden grip is wrapped with twine and bound at either end by a metal (silver?) band; slightly twisted T-shaped wooden pommel.
Gallery Label: 
According to the accession records, this sword was acquired by the donor's husband, Colonel James Guthrie Harbord (1866-1947), while serving as Assistant Chief of Philippines Constabulary, U. S. Army, from 1903 to 1914.
Credit Line: 
Gift of Mrs. James G. Harbord
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group