Small Sword

Small Sword

1700s

Steel, copper alloy inlays; wood grip with steel wire

Overall: 90.7 cm (35 11/16 in.); Blade: 77.2 cm (30 3/8 in.); Quillions: 8.6 cm (3 3/8 in.)

Gift of Mr. and Mrs. John L. Severance 1916.1096

Fun Fact

The banded pattern on the hilt was achieved by carefully winding wire over a wooden core. The result was a handle with a textured surface that improved the user's grip.

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