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Object ID 1900.004
Object Name Saber
Collection Weapons & Accessories
Credit line Gift of Catherine Brown
Year Range from 1811
Year Range to 1815
Made Attributed to James Winner
Makers mark The blade is stamped "Winner" on one side near the hilt
Description Artillery Officer's saber with a steel blade, brass hilt, and ivory grip carved with horizontal flutes spaced about 1/8" apart. The pommel consists of a brass eagle's head and the guard is brass with a simple, graduated, five-ball design (with the largest ball at the center) on the knuckle guard. The blade is stamped "Winner" on one side near the hilt. The leather scabbard has two rings and brass-plated fittings that are simply embellished on one side with engraved vertical lines. A tan leather strap that does not appear to be original has been attached to the rings.

Dimensions W-1.25 L-36 inches
Dimension Details Overall length of sword; width of blade; scabbard is 30" long x 1 3/4" wide.
Owned Jacob Brown
Provenance According to the donor, this sword was carried by Jacob Brown during the War of 1812.
Subjects Arms & armament
Daggers & swords
Search Terms Swords
Weapons
Nineteenth Century
Jacob Brown
War of 1812
Material Steel; brass; ivory grip; leather scabbard
Place of Origin Philadelphia, PA
Event War of 1812