This is a good example of an U. Civil War Foot Officer Sword Model 1850. It is mounted with slightly curved blade which is marked "HORSTMANN & SONS, PHILADELPHIA" on the ricasso. The blade is beautifully etched on either side and although has had some light cleaning does remain in nice condition with only light pitting scars near the tip.The wonderfully detailed brass guard continues to boast traces of its original gold wash and frames a healthy leather wrapped hilt with its original twisted wire still tightly in place. The leather scabbard wears brass fittings that also continue to wear traces of their gold wash and the leather remains healthy with only light scuffing but with all the stitching still tightly intact. Overall measuring 37 3/4 inches in length. Be sure to add me to your favorites list. Check out my other items. The item "VERY NICE U. CIVIL WAR FOOT OFFICER SWORD MODEL 1850 HORSTMANN & SONS" is in sale since Friday, March 09, 2018. 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.