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Object Name SWORD
Catalog Number 0985.10.00162
Description Confederate Cavalry Officer's Sword: straight, double-edged blade with three short fullers and engraved with military trophies, floral sprays and the motto "NO ME SAQUES SIN RAZON / NO ME EMBAINES SIN HONOR" ("Draw me not without reason. / Sheath me not without honour") and "Schimmelbusch"; brass half basket hilt of three branches and knuckle bow flowing from oval guard into pommel decorated on the forward edge with floral sprays; grip wrapped with shagreen and wound with brass wire, brass ferrule and leather finger loop. Metal scabbard (.162a) with a brass mounts.
Dimensions W-1.5 L-44.5 inches
Owned Wade Hampton
Owner Regiment Hampton's Legion
Made F. Schimmelbusch - Kraft, Goldschmidt, and Kraft, Columbia, SC, CSA
Provenance Lt. Gen. Wade Hampton carried this sword and scabbard during the war.
People Hampton, Wade
Subjects edged weapon