I was excited to find this sword, and even more excited to have authenticated by Chris Fox at Fort Ticonderoga.
Yeah, I don't have a scabbard to go with it. The scabbards would have been leather and most have not survived. I wanted to find a sword that would hold the possibility of service in both the American Revolution and the French and Indian War as well.
I'm an experienced reenactor of the French & Indian War and American Revolution. I have only recently started a modest collection of more recent militaria. Found this forum and have been very pleased with it so far. Learned a lot that I can use in my teaching (I'm a high school teacher and military historian)
Anyway, my avitar picture was taken wearing a 5th NY Regimental uniform holding our regimental flag at Redoubt 7, Constitution Island, Fortress West Point. Redoubt 7 sits atop a cliff overlooking the Hudson River here in New York. It was part of a series of forts and redoubts that made up West Point during the American Revolution. It is extremely well preserved site because it is on United States Military Academy property and is colsed to the public and not easily accessable. I thought it was a neat picture, thanks for asking.