This pattern of Civil War officer sword is commonly called the “Peterson 75” as documented in the “Bible” of American sword books by Harold Peterson. It retains the original shagreen grip covering but the wire is missing. The blade is ¾ etched but a bit weak from field use. It retains the original iron scabbard. Most of these swords were manufactured in Solingen, Germany and imported into the United States circa 1861-1863. This pattern is known for the large iron guard which generally has a cut out American eagle motif.