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Dress Sword and Scabbard

Object Name: Sword and scabbard
Date: 1870-1900
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Medium: Steel, brass, gilding; leather, brass, gilding
Dimensions: Overall: 35 5/8 x 4 1/2 x 1 3/4 in. ( 90.5 x 11.4 x 4.4 cm )
Place made: Europe, England, London
Description: Dress sword with straight, double-edged steel blade which is elliptical in cross section; metal parts of hilt are of gilded brass with wooden(?) grip covered with wire wrapping; oval counter-guard on obverse side with molded oak leaf and acorn border and applied monogram, "USN"; oak leaf, acorn, and laurel leaf-molded knuckle-bow and quillon, the latter with scroll finial, separated by plain panel above center of counter-guard with applied eagle insignia; pommel in the form of a conventionalized helmet; leather scabbard with two gilded brass mounts, a wide band at throat with elongated frog stud and ornate, anthemion-like relief on obverse side, and tip with similar relief decoration on obverse and reverse and a very small symmetrical drag.
Object Number: X.127ab
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Marks: etched: on reverse of blade: "ANDREWS / No. 9 / Pall Mall / LONDON" applied monogram: on counter-guard: "USN"