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Stunning U.S. Unusual Model 1860 Staff & Field Officer's Sword

Stunning U.S. Unusual Model 1860 Staff & Field Officer's Sword


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Directory: Popular Collectibles: Militaria: Pre 1900: Item # 1342419
Sina's Antiques and Fine Arts
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37 E. Main Street
Los Gatos, CA, 95030
(408) 909-SINA

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 $495.00 
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.