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Object ID 1927.087
Object Name Sword
Collection Weapons & Accessories
Credit line DHS Collection
Year Range from 1860
Year Range to 1865
Made William Clauberg
Makers mark One side of the blade is stamped: "Clauberg / Solingen" around a full-length image of an armored knight
Description Model 1852 Naval Officer's sword with a steel blade that has a 17" long fuller on both sides. Both sides of the blade are engraved with various marital symbols, including anchors, knotwork, crossed clusters of weapons, an eagle perched on a cannon, and a banner with "U.S.N." One side of the blade is stamped: "Clauberg / Solingen" around a full-length image of an armored knight.

The hilt is brass and the guard is cast with an openwork design of oak leaves and acorns and a banner with "U.S.N." The quillion has a stylized dolphin motif. The pommel has a flat, oval-shaped end that is decorated with a central eagle and shield motif surrounded by twelve stars. The tan shagreen grip is wrapped with twisted brass wire.

The leather scabbard is completely broken in two places and almost broken in a third. It has two rings and the brass fittings are decorated on both sides with raised rope knotwork motifs. The brass drag has a sea serpent motif around the tip that is detailed on both sides.
Dimensions W-0.75 L-33 inches
Dimension Details Overall length of sword; width of blade; scabbard is 28" long x 1" wide.
Subjects Arms & armament
Daggers & swords
Search Terms Swords
Weapons
Nineteenth Century
Naval Officer's Swords
Material Steel; brass; leather scabbard; shagreen grip
Place of Origin Solingen, Germany