A classic Mexican to Civil War era sword as carried by officers, complete with original brass scabbard. This is a very nice example for the pattern with traces of charcoal blue remaining on the etched blade. This type was carried by artillery and infantry officers well into the Civil War era by both Union and Confederate forces. The blade was manufactured and imported from Solingen, Germany, as documented by the proof mark shown. Most urn pommel swords are much earlier, dating well into the late 18th century. This is an important pattern item for any American edged weapon collection and is seldom encountered.