A lot of two fine U.S. Model 1860 staff & field officer's swords
Comprising: 1) Variant example retailed by Horstmann of Philadelphia; 29 1/2 inch blade of diamond section with 15 1/2 inch panel etched and engraved with conventional motifs and inscription panel bearing faint traces of owner's name; gilt brass hilt of generally standard pattern but with folding counterguard molded with stand of arms and monogram RAA92; grip wrapped in shagreen stained dark grey and triple strand of gilt wire; nickeled scabbard with narrow gilt mount. 1) Example by Ames Sword Company, circa 1880, 32 inch blade of diamond section with 14 inch panel etched with conventional motifs and maker's name; gilt brass hilt of standard pattern; grip wrapped in grey shagreen and brass wire; nickeled scabbard with gilt mounts.
Condition: 1) Blade showing grey patina with some light pitting; hilt retains nearly all gilt finish, grip excellent; scabbard with some pinpoint bubbling. 2) Blade excellent; hilt retains most gilt finish; grip with minor wear; scabbard with scattered patches of staining.