Dagger

Dagger
Dagger
Title
Dagger
Date 
1855-1870
Medium 
Steel, ivory, brass
Dimensions 
Overall: 15 1/4 x 3 5/8 in. ( 38.7 x 9.2 cm )
Description 
Steel, ivory, and brass dagger; tapered, triangular steel blade decorated with scrolls and floral designs; ovoid brass quillon with acorn finials and flowers enclosed inside roped border in center of both sides; ivory grips with diagonal ribbing and rectangular brass pommel decorated with leaves and grapes.
Credit Line 
Gift of Emily Buch
Object Number 
INV.11762
Gallery Label 
According to accession records, this dagger was used by the donor's father, Emilio Buch, while serving in the 2nd Battalion, Cazadores Voluntarios de Matanzas, as part of Spanish forces during the Cuban insurrection of 1867.
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group