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Object Name SWORD
Catalog Number 0985.13.00765
Description Non-regulation Eagle Head Officer's Saber: curved single-edged blade with flat back and single stopped fuller, etched and engraved with floral sprays and military trophies, remnants of gilt decoration; brass reverse P hilt with langet cast with American eagle on obverse side, quillon terminates in disc, knuckle bow cast with floral designs; eagle's head pommel, backstrap cast with floral pattern; polished wooden grip with cross-hatch pattern and parallel lines, ferrule at base of grip. No scabbard.
Dimensions L-37 inches
Owned R. T. Knight
Made Unknown
Event Battle of Drewry's Bluff / Fort Darling
Provenance R. T. Knight found this sword on the battlefield near Drewry's Bluff twenty-five years after the war ended (ca. 1887).
People Knight, R. T.
Search Terms Battle of Drewry's Bluff / Fort Darling
found on battlefield
Subjects edged weapon