Named US Navy officer's sword
Lot 47
The U.S. Naval sword of Captain Robert Dexter Conrad
34-1/2 in. (87.7 cm.) length.
Sold for US$ 275 inc. premium
Auction Details
Lot Details
The U.S. Naval sword of Captain Robert Dexter Conrad
A U.S.Navy regulation sword with a steel blade chased and decorated incorporating the name Robert Dexter Conrad, the shagreen pommel with its original silk tassel, sligtly worn, the brass and leather scabbard, with engraved initials RDC, damaged with the tip missing.
34-1/2 in. (87.7 cm.) length.

Footnotes

  • Provenance:
    The War Museum

    Captain Robert Dexter Conrad (1905-1949) graduated the U.S. Naval Academy in 1927, and after service in the U.S.S. Florida, earned a Masters degree in Naval Architecture at M.I.T. in 1932. He retired in 1947 and died two years later. The top scientific award in the Navy is named after him recognizing the individual making an outstanding contribution in naval research. A naval research vessel the USNS Robert D. Conrad was also named after him.

Saleroom notices

  • The cap pictured in the photograph for this lot is part of lot 129.
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