US Civil War Pattern M1860 Staff & Field Officers Sword High Grade Import Blade. US M1860 Staff & Field Officer's sword, blade stamped "Schnitzler A & A Solingen", engraved blade, with field scabbard, blade length 29 3/4.
Military officer example, as opposed to fraternal or cadet. Nice engravings on the sturdy blade. August & Albert Schnitzler of Solingen, Germany.The straight, double-edged steel blade is a high-grade, nice overall with a diamond shaped, double-edged cross section. Blade is profusely embellished on both sides of the blade with foliate scrollwork and a military panoply of arms executed via the acid etching process.
Obverse shows the script letters. Handsome tight Shagreen grips are wound with a fine brass double twist wire wrap. At both ends of the grip are brass ferrules with tooled edged designs.Round brass pommel cap is decorated with a leaf design. Pommel and knuckle bow exhibit no movement on the tang. The brass decorated knuckle bow flows into a kidney-shaped counter-guard (shell) that is nicely ornamented on the stationary obverse side with a cast eagle with flags in the background. Reverse side has an operational hinged guard that folds down when the sword was worn. This item is in the category "Collectibles\Militaria\Civil War (1861-65)\Original Period Items\Edged Weapons".vla" and is located in this country: CA.
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