A U.S. Model 1860 staff & field officer's sword retailed by A.J. Plate of San Francisco
The 30 inch blade of diamond section with 10 inch panel etched with florals, US, military motifs and A.J. Plate/& Co./San Francisco/Cal, the ricasso stamped by the maker Schnitzler/A&A/Solingen. Gilt brass hilt of standard pattern. Hilt wrapped in grey shagreen and brass wire. Nickeled scabbard with gilt brass mounts.
Condition: Fine. Blade with minor spotting. Hilt with light wear to gilding. Scabbard showing light scratches and pinpoint bubbling.