19" blade length. 26" overall with scabbard. Double edged blade with single and double fullers to both side. Item features a brass hilt with scaled grip design and a nippled pommel with crested American Eagles casted to both sides. Markings include "U.S./J.H./1862" to left side ricasso, Ames manufacturer marks to right side ricasso, and "G.G.S." to crossguard. Includes black leather belt, frog, and scabbard for sword. Belt features a brass clasp marked "175" and buckle marked "795" to back, with relief designs of a crested American Eagle and wreath. Scabbard has brass locket and chape.
Very good. Blade is clean with only light amounts of gray patina developing to fullers overall. Hilt has some wear to grips as well as small amount of green residue from oxidation. Leather on belt shows cracking. There are some losses to leather on scabbard, and denting to chape.
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