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Sword w/scabbard: eagle on pommel

Object Name: Sword and scabbard
Date: 1875-1900
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Medium: Steel, brass, fish skin; steel, brass
Dimensions: Overall: 38 1/2 x 5 x 3 1/4 in. ( 97.8 x 12.7 x 8.3 cm )
Place made: North America, United States, New York
Description: Sword with straight, double-edged steel blade with etching on obverse and reverse; blade is diamond-shaped in cross section; brass counter-guard consisting of two shell-shaped pieces, a fixed piece on obverse side with shield-breasted eagle molded in relief and a hinged piece on reverse side with shield superimposed on crossed arms; quillon with oval button finial with lion mask molded on face; grip covered in fish skin and wrapped with wire; pommel shaped like a section of an inverted cone with eagle molded on obverse side and plain shield on reverse; cap on top of pommel is separately cast and molded with a radial design of alternating petals and beads; knuckle-bow with a pair of thunderbolts centering a flower molded on either side; matte-surfaced steel scabbard with brass mounts consisting of a narrow band at throat, an upper band with two rings, a middle band with one ring, and drag with crossed flags on obverse side and a single star on reverse.
Credit Line: Gift of the 7th Regiment, National Guard New York, through Major Kenneth Miller
Object Number: 1953.154ab
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Marks: etched: on reverse of blade below hilt: "RIDABOCK / & Co. / NEW YORK N.Y."

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According to the accession records, this sword belonged to Captain C. O. Toussaint. It was presented to the 7th Regiment, National Guard New York, by his brother, Herman Toussaint.