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Object Name Dagger
Catalog Number 0985.13.00637, a
Description Dagger: single edged folding blade of diamond cross section with false edge extending back 1/2 of blade length, stopped ricasso stamped "IMPROVED / PATENT / CUTLERY", blade stamped "Made for the United States by Samuel C. Wragg / Furnace Hill Sheffield"; white metal cross guard; two-piece bone handle with inset white metal plaque; white metal pommel engraved with U.S. eagle. Two-piece brown leather sheath (.637a).
Dimensions W-0.625 L-16.25 inches
Owned John Singleton Mosby
Made Samuel C. Wragg, Furnace Hill, Sheffield, England, Great Britain
Provenance Col. John Singleton Mosby owned and used this cavalryman's dagger. Mosby gave the dagger to the donor's father.
People Mosby, John Singleton