Object is a presentation sword with scabbard. Handle of sword is carved ivory; blade appears to be blue with gold designs on both sides. Scabbard is gold and is decorated on one side with an eagle, anchor and leaf designs; other side is plain and is engraved. Two rings on scabbard with gold thread or string running through them. Given to William Taylor when he was 17 years old. Engraved: "Wm. Rogers Taylor from Wm. Sanford Rogers, April 1828".
Related People & OrganizationsTaylor, William Rogers, Adm. (associated)
Rogers, William Sanford (associated)