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Object ID 1932.020.001
Object Name Sword
Collection Weapons & Accessories
Credit line Gift of Mrs. Meta Gilpin Kent
Date 1862
Made Collins & Co.
Makers mark Blade is stamped: "Collins & Co. / Hartford / Conn. / 1862."
Description 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
Subjects Arms & armament
Daggers & swords
People Kent, Daniel H.
Search Terms Civil War
Fourth Delaware Regiment
Daniel H. Kent
Daniel Kent
Officer's Swords
Collins & Co.
Nineteenth Century
Material Steel; brass; shagreen grip
Place of Origin Hartford, CT
Event Civil War