This dagger belonged to a member of the Copp family of Stonington, Connecticut during the second half of the 18th century. The dagger has its sword counterpart in DL*006652, similar in style due to its wooden grip, pewter pommel and metal knuckle-guard.
The Copp Collection contains a variety of household objects that the Copp family of Connecticut used from around 1700 until the mid-1800s. Part of the Puritan Great Migration from England to Boston, the family eventually made their home in New London County, Connecticut, where their textiles, clothes, utensils, ceramics, books, bibles, and letters provide a vivid picture of daily life. More of the collection from the Division of Home and Community Life can be viewed by searching accession number 28810.
Currently not on view
date made
ca 1750
place used
United States: New England
Physical Description
brass (overall material)
iron (overall material)
wood (overall material)
overall: 2 1/4 in x 13 3/8 in x 2 1/2 in; 5.715 cm x 33.9725 cm x 6.35 cm
ID Number
catalog number
accession number
Credit Line
Gift of John Brenton Copp
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Home and Community Life: Domestic Life
Domestic Furnishings
Copp Collection
Data Source
National Museum of American History


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