27.5" slightly curved, single-edged blade with 21.5" median fuller. 4.75" pierced, cast brass guard with forward-swept quillon. Grooved wood handle with palm swell, leather covered, with 11 wraps of twisted brass wire. Etched blade with UNITED STATES MARINES, panoplies of arms and foliate motifs. Etched Hortsmann maker's mark at reverse ricasso. Leather throat washer. Brass mounted leather scabbard.
Very good. Retains most of the bright polish and etching. Grip with wear and loss to the leather, wire with some breaks and loss, brass with an untouched patina. Scabbard very good with some scuffs and minor surface loss.
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