George Washington Sword Letter Opener

SKU 52019

Eighteenth-century gentlemen wore small swords as part of formal civilian attire for social and ceremonial occasions. George Washington owned several of these jewel-like, lightweight weapons. This superbly crafted letter opener was adapted from a sword of Washington's which is depicted in Charles Willson Peale's 1772 portrait of Washington as a Virginia colonel. Washington is also believed to have worn that sword when he resigned his commission as commander in chief in Annapolis in 1783 and when inaugurated as our nation's first president on April 30, 1789.
The 9" letter opener has a sterling silver finish and comes in a gift box lined with blue velvet fabric.

View the original: Smallsword

You may also like to purchase the book related to swords: "The Swords of George Washington" by Erik Goldstein or the gift set which includes this letter opener and the book, if you purchase these two items together, you will save $16.00.

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