Guard is standard Staff and field vrsion with cast US but is a higher grade version with great casting, a lot of hand chasing on the outside guard, knuckle bow and also mother of pearl inserts in the pommel cap and flat of the pommel. Grip is ray skin, Sauerbier primary used leather in officer swords and finding a sword with a sharskin grip is actually quite rare, finding one with ray skin is almost impossible.. Pinked washer is present and the screw holding the knucklebow into the pommel is present.Both Sauerbier traits that point to Sauerbiers work without his name etched on the blade. The item "CIVIL WAR M1850 STAFF & FIELD OFFICER'S SWORD SAUERBIER W PRESENTATION SCABBARD" is in sale since Sunday, April 28, 2019. This item is in the category "Collectibles\Militaria\Civil War (1861-65)\Original Period Items\Edged Weapons". The seller is "rachelemandelgallery" and is located in Chicago Heights, Illinois. This item can be shipped worldwide.