Imported Model 1850 Staff & Field Officer's Sword, c. 1861-65, brass hilt with foliate designs and "US," steel blade marked on the ricasso "HORSTER/SOLINGEN," blade lightly etched with foliate designs, an eagle, and "US," with a brass-mounted steel scabbard, blade lg. 32 1/4, overall lg. 38 1/2 in.
Provenance: The collection of David F. Post.
Hilt is loose on the blade, the blade has some light patination near the tip, and the brass drag on the scabbard has some wear from use.
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