Sword, scabbard, tassel and belt
Steel, other metal, bone, leather; steel, leather
Overall: 39 x 4 5/8 x 3 1/8 in. ( 99.1 x 11.7 x 7.9 cm )
Sword with slightly curved, single-edged steel blade with three-quarter length fuller and etched designs on obverse and reverse; white metal half-basket hilt with three branches on obverse side and quillon with globular finial; bone grip with carved finger grooves; bird's head pommel with backstrap extending to ferrule at base of grip; leather tassel on cord tied to knuckle-bow; steel scabbard with two carrying rings with fragments of leather slings attached and asymmetrical drag.
Gift of the Estate of Lieutenant-General James G. Harbord
etched: on obverse of blade: "E / PLURIBUS / UNUM" on banner (part of eagle insignia)
etched: on reverse of blade near center: "U. S."
etched: on reverse of blade near hilt: "SPRINGFIELD / ARMORY / SPRINGFIELD / MASS. U.S.A."
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