IMPORT HIGH GRADE M1850 FIELD & STAFF OFFICERS SWORD
Original Civil War High Grade German Import M1850 Field & Staff Officers Sword in untouched attic condition. Has a beautiful gilded (50% remains) brass hilt with a highly embellished guard featuring an Eagle on Shield with Stars above coupled with a highly embellished pommel. Has the original triple wrapped wire and white shark skin grip. Total length is 36 1/2" with a full length 31" blade. The blade is etched over 2/3 of its length with various Military and Patriotic Motifs including a large "US" and Eagle. Stamped with a crowned R and a crowned S indicating German manufacture. Has a salt n pepper patina with areas of oxidation and the handle is just a bit loose from the blade. Overall an amazing sword that will add to any museum or collection. Please see all photos. The Eagles on this sword look a lot like Droop Wing Eagles! Very cool!