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Civil War Federal Model 1850 Foot Officer Sword
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A Model 1850 Foot Officer sword, with an overall length of approximately 39 inches within the scabbard. The grip is wrapped in black leather which in turn is wrapped with triple strands of wire. The pommel and guard have a dark, uncleaned, patina. The blade has no visible manufacturer on the ricasso. The blade has a number of dark spots and some pitting, primarily near the tip, but the etched designs, including the "U.S." and the panoply of arms, remain quite visible. The leather scabbard has uncleaned brass mounts. The leather covering itself is quite dry but the scabbard remains complete and intact, without tears or splits. The upper mount exhibits remains of old glue at its base.