Sword, scabbard and tassel
Steel, brass, fish skin; metal
Overall: 39 x 4 1/4 x 3 1/2 in. ( 99.1 x 10.8 x 8.9 cm )
Sword with straight, single-edged steel blade with three-quarter length fuller and etched designs on obverse and reverse; brass half-basket hilt with blank shield incorporated into openwork design on obverse side and short quillon with disk finial; grips covered in gray fish skin and wrapped with wire; stepped oval pommel with ball finial and backstrap with molded loops and chevrons; ferrule at base of grips; white metal scabbard with brass mounts consisting of upper band with carrying ring, middle band with carrying ring, and tip with asymmetrical drag.
Gift of the 7th Regiment, National Guard New York, through Major Kenneth Miller
etched: on reverse of blade below hilt: "FIRMIN / & SONS / LIMITED / 15[3?] / STRAND / LONDON"
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