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Object ID 1889.007.003
Object Name Sword
Collection Weapons & Accessories
Credit line Gift of Mrs. John A. Grohe
Year Range from 1830
Year Range to 1840
Description Sword with an unmarked steel blade and simple hilt made from deer hide-covered wood with two rows of four brass studs on the grip. There is old, patchy text in pen written on the deer hide on one side: "From Mrs. Grohe O[ct?] 1877." The scabbard is made from deer hide-covered wood and also has old pen text on the upper part: "From Mrs. John A. Grohe / Oct 18 [??]."
Dimensions W-1.25 L-35.5 inches
Dimension Details Overall length of sword; width of blade; scabbard is 29" long x 1 5/8" wide.
Owned John A. Grohe
Provenance This sword is said to have belonged to John Adam Grohe (1806-1847), a music teacher in Wilmington during the 1840s.
Subjects Arms & armament
Daggers & swords
Search Terms Swords
Nineteenth Century
John Adam Grohe
Material Steel; brass; deer hide