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Sword

Artist/Maker:
Vogler, John
Place Made:
Salem North Carolina United States of America
Date Made:
1810-1815
Medium:
walnut –silver –steel
Dimensions:
LOA 37 1/2; WOA 6″ (approx); DOA 1 7/8″
Accession Number:
2772
Description:
DESCRIPTION: American cavalry saber stamped “I VOGLER” on underside of quillon. Walnut handle spiraled with silver inlay. Silver pummel and ring where handle meets quillon, each decorated with a fine beading in the silver. No other decoration. Unusual in that it has a chain and a hilt.

The unusual use of a chain on this sword is similar to treatments seen on earlier German hunting swords. The D-shaped guard and the long, projecting bar between the grip and the blade–called a quillon–are characteristics seen on other American swords from the Federal period.

Credit Line:
Gift of Dr. Laurence Alspaugh.