Another Pre-Culloden Scottish baskethilt sword c.1690-1720 From the same collection as item 0023. The guard has the "S" design which stood for "Stewart" (noble family in Scotland) These swords were often stored in the thatched roofs to keep the British from finding their weapons. Because of this, Not many survived the wet conditions. Blade is marked with a kings head several times on each side. I believe it is made by Mattias Wundes, German maker during the 16th c. Blade is 32 inches. 37.5…
Sword (Shamshir) with Scabbard and Belt, blade dated A.H. 1162 or 1164/A.D. 1748–49 or 1750–51. Blade, Iranian; hilt, Indian. The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York. Bequest of George C. Stone, 1935 (36.25.1304a, b) #sword
John Targee (American, active ca. 1797–1815). Presentation Sword with Scabbard, about 1815–17. American, New York. The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York. Gift of Francis P. Garvan, 1922 (22.19a, b) #sword
Old Abe, the American War Eagle, was the mascot of the 8th Wisconsin Regiment in the Civil War. Old Abe was in thirty-nine battles during the Civil War including Fredericktown, and the Siege of Vicksburg. Old Abe was not just a mascot, but became a patriotic symbol for the entire nation.
Saber, hilt, 19th century; blade, probably 18th century with early 19th century decoration. Hilt, Turkish or N. African; blade, Iranian, Turkish decoration. The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York. Bequest of George C. Stone, 1935 (36.25.1632) | The fine blade of crucible ("watered") steel is typically Iranian but was decorated at a later date by a Turkish craftsman. The decoration includes verses from the "Burda," a mystical poem by the thirteenth-century author al-Bu Siri. #sword
1864 American (Pennsylvania) Side drum at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York - From the curators' comments: "This side drum from the 1860s bears a stenciled eagle design that was typical of the thousands of instruments produced for use by the Union army during the Civil War. The eagle is painted on a blue field, which means it was used in the Infantry, and a banner held in the eagle's beak bears the words REG: U.S. INFANTRY."