The University of Texas at Austin
Sword and scabbard
Identifier: TMC_0036
Title: Sword and scabbard
Description: U. S. Revenue and Marine officer’s sword of the pattern of 1833. Blade is made of steel, hilt and scabbard are brass and ornately engraved with leaf pattern. Sword blade is inscribed "Ashbel Smith, Surgeon General, Texas" with a star symbol and also engraved with leaf pattern. Other side of blade is inscribed "N.P. Ames, Cutler, Springfield" with a star symbol. Owned by Ashbel Smith. Donated by Florence C. Kittredge through Edward Spalding.
State: Coahuila and Texas (Mexico)
Country: Mexico; Republic of Texas
Date: circa 1830s
Creator: N.P. Ames, Cutler
Source: UT Texas Memorial Museum Collection
Publisher: Dolph Briscoe Center for American History
Box: [Metric, Rm C 1.3]
Format: Dress swords
Size: 12 cm W (hilt) x 96.5 cm H
Other ID: TMM 1194-1
Subject: Material culture--Texas--19th century