The brass guard remains very nice as well with a lovely aged patina now developed and reflects an old period lead field reinforcement tightening at the pommel. The healthy leather wrapped hilt shows only light wear to the leather finish and still wears its original twisted wire wrap securely in place.The metal scabbard also remains very nice in its condition with very light staining and a couple of very minor dings. Overall measuring 42 5/8 inches in length. Be sure to add me to your favorites list. Check out my other items. The item "Civil War Cavalry Sword Saber Model 1860 Ames Dated 1865" is in sale since Monday, September 16, 2019. This item is in the category "Collectibles\Militaria\Civil War (1861-65)\Original Period Items\Edged Weapons". The seller is "pcay" and is located in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. This item can be shipped worldwide.