This one has a 29-inch plain blade in good, clean condition with only a few age spots.
Most of the swords carried by American officers in our Civil War were copied directly from the French military arms of the post-Napoleanic era. With the outbreak of the Rebellion in 1861, thousands of swords were contracted for the Union and Confederate armies from Klingenthal, a famous arms company in Alsace. Here is one of those swords.
U.S. regulations refer to this as a model 1850 foot officer's sword. This one has a 29-inch plain blade in good, clean condition with only a few age spots. It has an unusual black horn or ebony grip. The inset wire wrap was removed, a common practice at the time. The original scabbard was missing but I have replaced it with a correct leather scabbard with brass furniture. This is a great piece for a collector and perfect for a reenactor who wants to take the next step toward authenticity.