It still has some of the black leather on the handle grip, but most of it has fallen off and been lost to time. This sword has some oxidation. There is a Horstmann Brothers logo, "MADE USA" marking, and a Star Of David marking on the blade. The Star of David marking means that the blade is made of Damascus Steel. There is also other engravings on the blade of the sword.
This sword does have the original scabbard. The scabbard has some number markings.I can see "30" , "37", "27", on the scabbard parts. I can see "32" on the sword hilt. There are a bunch of scratches and dents on this Used condition relic of the American Civil War. This type of sword would have been carried by a Union Army Officer of Lieutenant rank leading the boys in Blue into battle against the Rebels. It is over 150 years old and in Used Condition. The sword no longer slides all the way into the scabbard. The scabbard might have been damaged from use and has been shortened. That is why the sword doesn't go all the way in anymore.
The sword is around 39 Inches long from tip of the scabbard to the bottom of the handle. The sword weighs around 5 pounds LBS. Normally I have old used items in bad to good Used Condition.
They typically are in used condition and may have defects such as stains, moth holes, dirt, dents, scratches, etc. This item is old and things slowly get destroyed by time.
Please do not expect something in new condition. These items are in used condition. Most of the vintage items I list are not meant to be wearable clothing, or as usable items. The item was rough weighed in an open box. I have mailed items in the past to: Brazil, United Kingdom, France, Italy, Netherlands, Australia, Canada, Malta, Hungry, Belgium, Taiwan, etc.The local Post Office gives those boxes out to use. I'm trying to be 100% up front and honest. I mostly only leave other people feedback after they leave me feedback. Chances are, if you don't leave me any feedback I'll probably not leave you any either. I try to be 100% Honest and show photos and describe items the best I can. Items tend to be old, used, and as is.
Feel free to ask me a question. If I see a size marking on an old Quartermaster Tag, I will try to show a photo of it. If I say that I do not know the size than please do not waste both of our time by asking about the size of an old militaria collectable. I also tend to have items packaged away to try and keep moths from eating them. I only dig them out if they sell and need to be mailed.
Please do not ask me to take more photos, because I probably won't take any more photos of things I have already stored away. The item "Old Relic American Civil War Union M-1860 Foot Office's Sword Horstmann Brothers" is in sale since Thursday, February 15, 2018. This item is in the category "Collectibles\Militaria\Civil War (1861-65)\Original Period Items\Edged Weapons". The seller is "clayandmilitaria07" and is located in Stockton, California.
This item can be shipped to North, South, or Latin America, all countries in Europe, all countries in continental Asia, Australia.