Blade of Glory: The Mystery Around a Late President William Henry Harrison’s Sword

An Ohio sheriff plans to update the investigation into the ownership of a sword wielded in the American Revolution and by a future president in the War of 1812.

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An Ohio sheriff says an investigation to determine the owner of a sword wielded in the American Revolution and the War of 1812 is widening. 

Hamilton County Sheriff Jim Neil showed the sword at a press conference Wednesday. It was carried in battle by President William Henry Harrison and Continental Army Col. John Cleves Symmes, Harrison's future father-in-law. 

Neil says the case could take weeks to resolve. 

Police in Connecticut seized the sword last month, just before an auction. 

Members of the Harrison-Symmes Memorial Foundation, near Cincinnati, suspect it is a historical sword that disappeared 40 years ago from the Cincinnati Historical Society. 

The would-be seller James Kochan says he thinks the missing Cincinnati sword was a copy. 

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