I paid way too much for this on the promise I would get the provenance from the original owner, and then was promptly forgotten about. This was kept with the family as an heirloom and has no degrading of the metal.
Lightweight unusually curvy example has a lovely brass handle. I was going to incorporate into a pirate costume, but would now rather pay some bills. Scabbard has degraded as shown but can still slide onto the sword. Looks like there never was.
Makers mark is at base of blade, P. Knecht on one side, and Solingen on the other. Mild blackening or oxidation and just a spot or two of surface rust, no degradation of blade. These are really big pics so feel free to zoom in. The item "Civil War Saber Sword & Partial Scabbard P.
Knecht Solingen Family Kept No Rust" is in sale since Thursday, December 20, 2018. This item is in the category "Collectibles\Militaria\Civil War (1861-65)\Original Period Items\Edged Weapons". The seller is "dress_like_a_pirate" and is located in Portland, Oregon. This item can be shipped worldwide.