This is a fine example of a Richmond, Virginia manufactured Rebel cavalry sword complete with its original lapped seam, brass mounted iron scabbard. The grip is mostly there and all of the original coarse iron wire wrap remains. The blade is in fine condition and incredibly sharp, a trait known of Army of Northern Virginia battle units.
This sword surfaced at an estate sale in eastern Tennessee with no documented direct family history other than it had been in the old home (built in the 1840s) “forever.” Many of this pattern were actually produced by Boyle and Gamble as well as the Richmond Armory under direct military contract to the Confederacy and none are known to have been marked.
If you want an honest as the day is long Confederate cavalry combat blade, you have found it.