condition. The following are the specifications of this stunning antique sword:
Comprising: 2) Diamond section 30 3/4 inch etched blade stamped GERMANY and marked by retailer Horstmann/Philadelphia; exceptional etched military motifs with eagle, arms, and U.S. Standard brass gilt hilt with folding counterguard; shagreen grip wrapped with brass wire. Scabbard is nickel plated steel with cast brass standard three ring mounts.
Condition: 2) Blade shows pitting on 5 inches at end of blade; otherwise very sharp etching and clean blade. Hilt retains nearly none of gilt finish, has a nice even unpolished patina; shagreen is without flaws. Scabbard is dull with areas light pitting.