Steel, fish skin, textile; steel, brass
Overall: 39 x 5 x 4 1/8 in. ( 99.1 x 12.7 x 10.5 cm )
etched: on obverse of blade near center: "E PLURIBUS / UNUM" on banner (part of eagle insignia)
etched: on obverse of blade near hilt: "TOMES SON / & MELVAIN / NEW YORK"
etched: on reverse of blade near center: "U. S."
stamped: on reverse of blade near
Sword with slightly curved, single-edged steel blade with fuller that runs from ricasso to within 12 inches of point and etched designs on obverse and reverse; steel half-basket hilt with American eagle and initials "US" incorporated into openwork on obverse side and short broad quillon with scroll design; grip covered in charcoal gray fish skin and wrapped with wire; oval pommel with backstrap that extends to ferrule at base of grip; four black textile fragments are tied to hilt; blackened steel scabbard with brass mounts consisting of upper and middle bands, each with one carrying ring, and tip with drag.
Gift of Miss Louisa Lee Schuyler and Miss Georgina Schuyler
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