This is a very nice example of an U. Cavalry Sword Saber, Model 1840 and is one of the many imports used during the American Civil War. This particular one is mounted with very nice WIDE curved blade that measures 35 1/2 inches in length by 1 1/4 inches at the widest which remains in very nice original condition with only some minor surface staining. The blade is well marked by the German maker "W & C" (Wester and Company) on one side of the ricasso. The multi-branched brass guard remains beautiful as well and has developed a pretty aged patina.
The leather covered hilt is a bit weathered with only a small portion of the original twisted wire wrap still present. The metal scabbard has now also richly aged patined and does remain in good serviceable condition and has no dings. Overall measuring 41 3/4 inches in length. Civil War Calvalry Sword Saber Model 1840 Import Wide Blade W & C" is in sale since Monday, August 12, 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.