A U.S. Model 1850 foot officer's sword by Kirschbaum
Slightly curved 31 3/4 inch blade with broad 23 inch fuller and 17 inch panel etched with scrolling florals and panoplies, one side with U.S., the other with Federal eagle and panoply incorporating a Federal shield marked US; ricasso marked C.R. Kirschbaum/Solingen. Brass hilt of standard pattern and retaining very slight traces of gilt finish. Grey shagreen and brass wire-wrapped grip. Brass-mounted iron scabbard.
Condition: Blade with grey metal showing patches of spotting partially obscuring decoration. Hilt with dark patina. Grip with dark patina, wire partially loose. Scabbard with dark patina showing spotting overall.