Offered is a fabulous U.S. pattern 1872 cavalry sword in antique condition. The following are the specifications of this stunning antique sword:
U.S. Pattern 1872 cavalry sword. Curved single-fuller 32 inch steel blade. Cast brass hilt with shield motif and florals on pommel and eagle with stars on inside of guard. Wooden replaced grip. Steel scabbard painted black with cast brass mounts.
Condition: Poor; blade with dark patina; rusty and pitted, scratches from sharpening. Hilt poorly cast with guard badly bent in several spots. Grip replaced, coming unwrapped, very little wire wrap remains. Scabbard very deeply pitted with dark patina, brass mounts good.