A U.S. Model 1850 foot officer's sword
Slightly curved 31 inch blade with 18 inch panel etched and engraved with floral scrollwork and panoplies; one side with U.S. and maker's mark F. Horster/Solingen, the other with Federal eagle. Brass hilt of proscribed pattern. Grey shagreen and copper wire-wrapped grip. Black leather scabbard with brass mounts.
Condition: Fine blade with much original polish and some minor spotting. Hilt and scabbard with clean brass. Grip excellent. Scabbard leather excellent.