Original U.S. Civil War Era Army Officer's M1860 Dress Parade Sword with Scabbard
Original Item: One of a Kind. We received this out of an old attic collection, along with about 100 other swords. This is the standard Union Officer's Dress or Parade Sword Model 1860, issued during the Civil War. This example does not have any makers mark, which usually indicates that it was custom made for the officer. This example also looks to have been shortened, and the point of the blade has been rounded off, possibly for training use.
It has a 29" blade, which has been cleaned and sharpened numerous times apparently, so it is completely devoid of markings. Based on the width of the rounded point, it was probably 1-2 inches longer when new.
The sword measures 35" overall, and the hilt and "shell" Guard are of gilded bronze/brass and the grip is sharkskin. The wire wrapping on the sharkskin has unfortunately been removed at some point in the past. A good amount of the original gilding is present, though the skin of the grip is worn.
It comes in its original decorated brass mounted steel scabbard, which has lost its original blued finish. Scabbard is straight, with no real dents that we can see.
Just out of the attic but read to display!
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