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Catalog Number C09.002
Title War of 1812 Artillery Officer's Saber
Object Name Saber
Description Curved saber with brass hilt and curved single-edged blade of 30.25 inches; upper half of blade is blued with two silver-colored panels and three etched gold designs on each side; the pommel and the top half of the back strap are decorated with leaves; the ivory grip is cross-hatched with a carved band; the knuckle bow is decorated with oak leaves; the lancets have an eagle in relief standing on a wreath of laurel; the blade is marked just below the quillon. The scabbard has an engraved geometric design with leaves, in the center of which is an eagle.
Date c.1813
Year Range from 1810
Year Range to 1830
Dimensions L-37.25 inches
Material Steel, brass, ivory, leather
Place of Origin US or Great Britain
Provenance Saber is said to have belonged to General Samuel Thomas who was present at the Battle of Lake Erie (Sept. 10, 1813) and the Battle of Thames, Canada (October 5, 1813). He was the founder of Wyoming, Illinois. Descent to the donors is uncertain.
People Thomas, Samuel, General
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Subjects Sword
War of 1812
Wyoming, Illinois