Sword

Sword
Title
Sword
Date 
1861-1865
Medium 
Steel, brass, fish skin; steel, brass
Dimensions 
Overall: 38 3/4 x 5 x 3 in. ( 98.4 x 12.7 x 7.6 cm )
Description 
Sword with slightly curved, single-edged steel blade with two fullers, one broad and one narrow, and etched designs on obverse and reverse (now obscured by rust); brass hilt with grip covered in gray fish skin and wrapped with wire; oval counter-guard with openwork flower and scroll design on obverse side and quillon with flat-sided globular finial; helmet-shaped pommel with leaf border centering a flower; blackened steel scabbard with brass mounts consisting of upper band with carrying ring, middle band with carrying ring, and tip with symmetrical drag.
Credit Line 
Gift of Louis Charles Wills
Object Number 
1948.19ab
Gallery Label 
According to the accession records, this sword belonged to the donor's father, Major Anthony Wills, who served in the 28th Regiment, Brooklyn, during the Civil War.
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group