Steel, brass, fish skin, gilding; leather, brass, gilding
Overall: 39 x 5 x 3 1/8 in. ( 99.1 x 12.7 x 7.9 cm )
etched: on obverse of blade near hilt: "W. H. Horstmann / & Sons / Philadelphia" in relief: on raised panel on scabbard throat (reverse side): "HORSTMANN / & / SONS / MAKERS / PHILAD'A"
Sword with slightly curved, single-edged steel blade with three-quarter length fuller and etched eagle insignia framed by scroll design on obverse and initials "U.S." framed by similar design on reverse; gilded brass half-basket hilt with openwork scroll motif on obverse side; grip covered in fish skin and wrapped with wire; helmet-shaped pommel with leaf border centering a flower; leather scabbard with two gilded brass carrying rings and asymmetrical drag.
According to the accession records, this sword was worn by Captain [Louis B.?] Rader of Company C, 7th Regiment, National Guard New York.
Gift of the 7th Regiment, National Guard New York, through Major Kenneth Miller
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.