A militia infantry staff officer's sword
Straight 32 inch double edged blade with 22 inch panel etched and engraved with scrolling foliage and panoplies of arms, one side with Federal eagle and E Pluribus Unum riband below 15 stars. Silver-plated brass hilt: mameluke-form guard molded with leafy scrolls extending from a circular leafy panel; helmet pommel of extravagant form surmounted by a scrolling crest and perching eagle. Bone grip carved with checkered, shell and herringbone panels. Silvered brass scabbard engraved with foliage and entwined banding enclosing blossoms and with an eagle clutching a Federal shield.
Condition: Excellent blade. Hilt and scabbard retain perhaps 30% silver finish. Grip with age cracks and minor chipping.