A U.S. Navy officer's sword of Rear Admiral Ammen Farenholt
late 19th century
Straight 28 inch blade etched with scrollwork, one side with Ammen Farenholt, the other with USN and Shannon/Miller/& Crane/New York. Brass hilt of standard pattern, the grip bound in white shagreen and brass wire. Black leather scabbard with brass mounts. Together with associated black leather sword belt with gilt brass mounts.
Condition: Blade with dull grey patina showing some wear to decoration. Hilt fine. Leather with light scuffing. Sword belt with scuffing and some tears, one suspension strap with losses.
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