Sword and Scabbard

Collection Type

  • Armament

Date

1840-1870

GUSN

GUSN-4546

Description

.1A) Military steel sword; blade with blueing on both sides; obverse with engraved and gilt eagle decoration with "E Pluribus Unum"; reverse with liberty cap on pole; gilt brass hilt with graduated line of five balls on hand guard; ebony grip with squared gilt brass finial; .1B) Leather scabbard bound with gilt brass at tip and mouth; ringed medial band with leather strap.

Details

Descriptive Terms

swords
scabbards
brass (alloy)
ebony (wood)
engraving (printing process)
gilding
leather
steel (alloy)
Steel
Brass
Leather
Ebony
Stipple Engraved
Gilded
Eagle
Liberty Cap
Scabbard, Sword

Associated Building

Original to Sayward-Wheeler House (York Harbor, Me.),

Maker

Unknown

Dimensions

5.125 (W) (inches)

Credit Line

Gift of the heirs of Elizabeth Cheever Wheeler

Accession Number

1977.754.1AB