Scabbard Hook, USS San Diego, #2017-008-003
The upper scabbard hook of a naval officer’s sword from the WWI- era armored cruiser USS San Diego (Armored Cruiser No. 6).
This upper scabbard hook from a U.S. naval officer’s sword was recovered from USS San Diego (Armored Cruiser No. 6). Naval officer swords began production during the Civil War and the design for them has not changed much since then. These particular swords would have been worn with dress uniforms.