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Boat guard smallsword (spadroon) with gadrooned decoration, silver wire and tape bound grip and double-edged blade of hexagonal crossection. Silver mounted scabbard of tooled leather, decorated en suite with hilt elements.

Date

1755-1770


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Material/Technique

A: Steel, iron, silver and wood. B: Leather, silver


Dimensions

Overall (H x W x D): 40 1/4 in. x 4 in. x 2 3/4 in. (102.24 cm x 10.16 cm x 6.99 cm)


Credit

Gift of Ulysses S. Grant, 1873


Marks

Engraved on bottom of hilt: “Iohn Clark”. Stamped twice on either end of the guard: “IL,” separated by a pellet within a rectangular cartouche.


Object Number

H-758/A-B


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