Here is a recent estate find. This is a Rare Antique Authentic U. Civil War M1850 Foot Officer's Sword with Etched Blade.This Has an Ornate U. Gold Gilded Decorative Basket Cross Guard with Wire Wrapped Shark Skin Handle. 36 1/2" Long with a 31" Blade.
The Blade is Etched on One Side U. The Other Side is Etched E. Pluribus Unum with Patriotic Designs. 1 1/4 Wide at the Base.
I did not see a Maker's mark, Its Most Likely a U. Ames Sword or Horstmann German Import.
There are Two Inspection Marks on the Ricasso, D and B below a Crown, See Photos. Sorry No Scabbard, As Pictured! This is an Authentic Battle Used Sword, as Evident by the Nicks on the Blade Edge. This is a Great Piece of U. This Sword is Exactly as I found it in the Estate, and is in Good Original Condition with some Play in the Handle!Don't pass this one up, This is a Rare Historic Sword!!!! This will make a stunning addition to any Collection! Civil War M1850 Foot Officer's Saber Sword with Etched Blade" is in sale since Thursday, August 9, 2018. This item is in the category "Collectibles\Militaria\Civil War (1861-65)\Original Period Items\Edged Weapons". The seller is "rmagiccds" and is located in Sandown, New Hampshire. This item can be shipped worldwide.