Sword w/scabbard

Object Number: 
1948.433ab
Date: 
1840-1865
Medium: 
Steel, brass; leather, brass
Dimensions: 
Overall: 29 x 4 1/4 x 1 1/8 in. ( 73.7 x 10.8 x 2.9 cm )
Marks: 
stamped: on reverse of blade below hilt: "S & K" stamped: on counter-guard and on grip: "180"
Description: 
Sword bayonet with straight, single-edged steel blade with one broad and one narrow fuller; steel counter-guard with curved quillon with flattened ball finial opposite circular gun mount; brass grip with molded ridges and slotted cavity on one side for a clip or catch that secures the sword to the barrel of a gun; leather scabbard with brass throat with frog stud shaped like an arrowhead and brass tip.
Gallery Label: 
Schnitzler & Kirshbaum contracted with U.S. Ordnance in 1839 and 1840 for various patterns of enlisted men's swords and during the Civil War supplied blades for swords sold by Tiffany and for Sharps and Hankins bayonets as well as other edged weapons. This sword may have been used with Colt's revolving breech-loading rifle model 1857 (see note in accession records).
Credit Line: 
Gift of Walter F. Davis
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group