32.25" single-edged spear point blade with 20" stopped median fuller. 5.25" hilt with pierced iron half-basket guard with a spread winged American eagle with the motto E Plurius Unum in ribbons above its head. Shagreen-wrapped grooved wood grips with 7 wraps of triple brass wire, the middle of the three ring twisted. Blade with frosty etched panels with a large US on the reverse with foliate bookends, and foliate scrolls near the ricasso. Reverse ricasso marked W CLAUBERG SOLINGEN in an oval around their logo. Obverse ricasso with brass "PROVED" disc and spine etched IRON PROOF. Obverse of blade with foliate scrolls near ricasso and a large spread-winged American Eagle central panel, again with the E Pluribus Unum cotton in ribbons. Iron backstrap of hilt engraved in two script lines: Presented to Lieut. K. D. Cheny / by Members Hartford City Guard 1866. Includes correct pattern metal scabbard with two suspension rings. A search of both the Historical Data Systems and Fold3 databases could not locate a "K.D. Cheny." Further research may prove fruitful.
Fine. Blade retains much of the original bright polish and frosty etching with only some lightly scattered minor surface oxidation and flecks of discoloration. Blade with a couple of minor nicks along its edge. Hilt fine, grip with some light wear and tight wire. Scabbard very good.
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