Steel, wood, twine, brass, other metal
Overall: 29 x 4 3/4 x 1 1/4 in. ( 73.7 x 12.1 x 3.2 cm )
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.
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.
Gift of Mrs. James G. Harbord
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.