It is in its natural 150 year old untouched state. Blade is stunning, and it is exactly 32" long and 1 1/8" wide.
It has one little patch of surface rust. Sword is similar to but shows a distinct difference when compared to it's European counterparts. I do believe it to be an American made sword but I can find no markings on it anywhere. Leather covered, brass wire wrapped handle with original red felt, plaid cloth and leather, all hand sewn.
Scabbard is leather and is engraved with the name Capt J. I did some searching but couldn't find out much about a Capt J. I did find one Capt J. He may have been a Highlander in the "old country" then fought as a Captain here in the Civil War.
He may not of necessarily fought in a "Highlander" regiment here but had a close relationship with his men who may have presented him with this sword. The engraving style on the blade seems to date to the 1840s or 50s. I believe the yellow knots were Cavalry. Anyway, it is an amazing piece of American military history in an extremely rare state of preservation.
The item "American/Scottish Highlander Civil War Sword Basket Hilt Presentation Broadsword" is in sale since Saturday, September 22, 2018. This item is in the category "Collectibles\Militaria\Civil War (1861-65)\Original Period Items\Edged Weapons". The seller is "dorsilfin99" and is located in Coventry, Rhode Island. This item can be shipped to United States.