The Edge of History : Swords
Date:
1870s
Description:
A— Sword: Wood grip with metal cross medallion; helmet—shaped pommel; T—shaped cross guard with shield—shaped "RCU" crest; link chain from guard to pommel; engraved blade lettered "R.C.U. Knights of St. John" and "Austin C. Wagner."

B— Scabbard: Brushed metal, silver color; crest decor at top with Maltese Cross surrounded by radiating lines, ring attached; center has RCU medallion and ring; top decorated with crossed flags and star on the back.

The Knights of Saint John were a fraternal organization dedicated to the care of the needy and sick.

L 38" x W 5" x H 1" (with scabbard)
L 37" x W 5" x H 1" (without scabbard)
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