WWI "Entersabel" Saber and Scabbard

MO 63.1518a-b
WWI "Entersabel" Saber and Scabbard
Maker unknown
ca. 1917
Steel, brass, leather, sharkskin
World War I, Austrian Navy boarding saber, or "entersabel", with a wrapped sharkskin hilt and split knuckle guard. The saber has a black leather scabbard.
President Kennedy received this Saber during Chancellor Gorbach's visit to the White House, May 1962. The President displayed the saber in the Oval Office, mounted in a crossed position with John Barry's sword.
Alfons Gorbach, Federal Chancellor of Austria (1961-1964)
  • JFKPOF-023-003
  • JFKPOF-038-003
  • JFKWHP-1962-05-03-C
National Archives and Records Administration. Office of Presidential Libraries. John F. Kennedy Library. (04/01/1985- )
Donated to the United States