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2009-12-2 Sword, Scabbard, Barbary Coast | by Naval History & Heritage Command
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2009-12-2 Sword, Scabbard, Barbary Coast

Accession: 2009-12-2

Sword, Scabbard, Barbary Coast

38"L x 6.25"W x 1.125 D

 

The original donor of the sword, states, "that the sword was captured by Beale English in hand to hand combat with a Berber at Tripoli. The enemy was killed and the sword taken as a trophy."

 

A label attached to the scabbard reads, " This Dimeter [sic] was captured by Beale English in man to man combat with a Turk in one of the battles mentioned in Byron"s Don Juan. He killed the Turk and took the [.....] as a trophy."

 

The sword and scabbard were recently treated by a conservator.

 

Collection of Curator Branch Naval History and Heritage Command.

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Taken on September 3, 2009