Offered is a stunning U.S. unusual model 1860 staff & field officer's sword in pristine condition. The following are the specifications of this stunning antique sword:
Comprising: 1) 30 inch blade of unsharpened diamond section, etched on gold ground with florals and military motifs; inscribed Su. Barbora/Odbor. 213.Ricasso with retailer's marking Benziger Bros./Cincinnati, Ohio. Gilt brass hilt of standard pattern with lion mask on quillon terminal; folding counter guard displays shield motif. Silver-plated bronze grip cast with florals and bound with 3 strands of wire. Nickel-plated scabbard with gilt brass acanthus motif three-ring fittings.
Condition: 1) Blade shows generous traces of gold ground with minor light pitting. Hilt retains majority of gilt finish. Scabbard retains most of nickel finish with light pitting and some marking; fittings retain traces of gilt.