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Object Name SCHLAGER
Catalog Number 0985.13.00740
Description German schlager with double edged straight blade ending in a spear point; sheet iron guard with remains of leather pad on interior and leather finger loop; iron basket hilt composed of five round bars curving fron guard and terminating at metal pommel; wooden grip.
Dimensions L-40.5 inches
Owned J. W. Davies (tentative); William W. Davies
Provenance The foil came from the J. W. Davies collection. Davies raised a company of sharpshooters detailed for special duty along the James River. His son William W. Davies served as messenger to Jefferson Davis.
People Davies, John W.
Davies, William W.
Subjects Weapons
Swords