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Catalog Number 7570-4-(1)
Title Sword, Presentation; Knights Templar, W.H. Horstmann & Sons
Object Name Sword
Description Straight, double-edged blade. One side is engraved with a mounted knight, a floral spray, a seven-pointed star within a circle, a cross within a shield, and a cross within a crown. The other side is engraved with a medieval figure with a staff, a cross, a
Year Range from 1860
Year Range to 1894
Culture American
Material iron alloy, ivory
Made W.H. Horstmann & Sons
Place of Origin USA: Pennsylvania, Philadelphia
Makers mark On the Ricasso: Philadelphia; On the reverse of the Ricasso: "W.H. Horstmann & Sons"; On the blade: "IN HOC SIGNO VINCES"
People Carns, Edmund C.
Search Terms Knights Templar
History Knights Templar Sword that belonged to Lt. Governor Edmund C. Carns and used until his death in 1894. It is believed that Carns took his "degrees" in Philadelphia in the 1860s. The sword was used in a dress parade in Omaha before Carn's marriage.
Credit line Mr. Edmund B. Cairns, Omaha (Douglas), Nebraska