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Sword w/scabbard

Object Name: Sword and scabbard
Date: 1863
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Medium: Steel, fish skin, brass; steel, silver
Dimensions: Overall: 39 5/8 x 5 1/2 x 4 in. ( 100.6 x 14 x 10.2 cm )
Place made: North America, United States, Hartford
Description: Sword with slightly curved, single-edged steel blade with three-quarter length fuller; steel half-basket hilt with two branches, one of which is forked, on obverse side and quillon with globular finial; grip covered in charcoal gray fish skin and wrapped with twisted brass wire; helmet-shaped pommel with backstrap extending to ferrule at base of grip; steel scabbard with two carrying rings and slightly asymmetrical drag; shield-shaped silver plaque with engraved inscription is mounted between carrying rings on obverse.
Credit Line: Gift of the Estate of Juliana Cutting
Object Number: 1944.180ab
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Marks: stamped: on reverse of blade below hilt: "COLLINS & CO. / HARTFORD / CONN. / 1863" engraved: on plaque affixed to scabbard: "W. C. / August 4th 1864"

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The monogram of Walter Cutting, the original owner of this sword, is engraved on a silver plaque mounted on the scabbard.