Sword

Sword
Title
Sword
Date 
1800-1830
Medium 
Steel, wood, leather
Dimensions 
Overall: 26 x 2 x 1 in. ( 66 x 5.1 x 2.5 cm )
Description 
Sword with straight, double-edged steel blade (appears to have been ground and shortened); steel bird's head pommel with backstrap extending to ferrule at base of wooden grip; fragment of leather between blade and hilt.
Credit Line 
Gift of John Ward Dunsmore
Object Number 
1941.1162
Gallery Label 
This object is tentatively identified as a U.S.-made U.S. infantry sword in the accession records. Sources for this identification were "Nathan Starr, Arms Maker" (p. 59) and Smithsonian Institution Bulletin No. 163 (plate 4).
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group