Very good condition and guaranteed original pre Civil War American militia officer sword. 31 ¾ blade has bright and gray metal finish. Nice original gold inlaid engraving on both sides with military themes. Right side has the American eagle hold an E PLURIBUS UNUM banner. Blade still has original leather washer at the base.
Remaining metal finish is original gilt showing some normal wear to nice untouched patina. Sword features an eagle head pommel and a 5 ball type guard. Sharkskin grip has tight wire wrap and shows some normal wear. A great early American militia sword that will make an excellent addition to your collection.The item "PRE CIVIL WAR AMERICAN MILITIA OFFICER SWORD-ENGRAVED BLADE" is in sale since Saturday, November 19, 2016. This item is in the category "Collectibles\Militaria\Civil War (1861-65)\Original Period Items\Edged Weapons". The seller is "sreisel" and is located in Copenhagen, New York. This item can be shipped worldwide.