|Collection||Weapons & Accessories|
|Credit line||Gift of Mrs. Meta Gilpin Kent|
|Made||Collins & Co.|
|Makers mark||Blade is stamped: "Collins & Co. / Hartford / Conn. / 1862."|
Model 1850 officer's presentation sword and scabbard that belonged to Captain Daniel H. Kent (1835-1901) of Company F, Fourth Delaware Regiment. The sword has a steel blade that is stamped with "Collins & Co. / Hartford / Conn. / 1862" on one side near the hilt. The hilt is brass and cast with openwork floral decorative motifs. The inside of the hilt is engraved with "Capt. D.H. Kent, Wilmington, Del." The shagreen grip is wire wrapped. The scabbard is steel with an applied reddish brown patina and has elaborate gilded fittings and drag. The two rings are also gilded and have a twisted rope design.
|Dimensions||W-1 L-37.5 inches|
|Dimension Details||Overall length of sword; width of blade; scabbard is 34 3/8" long x 1 1/4" wide.|
|Owned||Daniel H. Kent|
Arms & armament
Daggers & swords
Kent, Daniel H.
Fourth Delaware Regiment
Daniel H. Kent
Collins & Co.
|Material||Steel; brass; shagreen grip|
|Place of Origin||Hartford, CT|