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Gentleman's dress or small sword with silver hilt, tapered triangular blade, and stitched leather scabbard. Typical hilt with pear-shaped pommel, silver twisted-wire wrapped grip, and plain counterguard, currently upside down, engraved "Sam\ll Lord" in script on the hilt side of one shell and struck once "HURD" in raised serif letters in a rectangle on the blade side of the other shell.
Attributed to Jacob Hurd (1702/3-1758) of Boston, MA; he was a prolific silversmith and numerous examples of his work survive. Two of his sons Nathaniel (1730-1778) and Benjamin (1739-1781), were also silversmiths.
Currently not on view
Object Name
date made
ca 1745
place made
United States: Massachusetts, Boston
Physical Description
silver (hilt material)
steel (blade material)
wood (grip material)
leather (scabbard material)
overall: 2 1/2 in x 33 1/4 in x 3 in; 6.35 cm x 84.455 cm x 7.62 cm
ID Number
catalog number
accession number
Credit Line
Estate of Arthur Michael
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Cultural and Community Life: Domestic Life
Domestic Furnishings
Data Source
National Museum of American History
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