This is one of my favorite patterns of Civil War era staff & field officer's swords. This is the style that was made in
and imported for retail sale to well-to-do Union officers. This one has a full-length blade with a nice light gray tone all over. You can see the original etching on the blade of the sword on each side. On the front side of the blade it has the beautiful spread wing union eagle along with the "
E PLURIBUS UNUM" motto of the
On the back of the blade it has the "
" in ornate letters. At the base of the blade it has the maker stamping of the famous sword maker Clauberg of Solingen, Germany. They manufactured many quality edged weapons during the Civil War era such as this one. They would be made in
and imported to be sold by the quality retailers of the day. These non-regulation staff officer swords stand out from the rest because of the hand guard. It has the
lettering along with the eagle design in the guard. Usually these hand guards are made of iron or occasionally brass. This one is made out of nickel silver which is often referred to as "German silver" by collectors. As you can see it has a gorgeous untouched color to the metal. This one still has the handle intact and as you can see it has a nice look. The leather and the spring wire strand style made of brass and it displays well. The leather and wire have been professionally restored for display purposes and it is priced accordingly. The sword is accompanied by the original all metal scabbard. Again the scabbard is the higher quality that is made of the German silver. The scabbard is complete with both rings, mounts, drag and throat. What makes it extra special is that between the mounts it has the fancy jeweler inscription that reads "Presented To Captain George Warren, Jr. Commdg. Lynn Guards Co. F. 3rd Regt. C.N.G. By Members of His Company May 23rd AD 1870." The name needs more research to find out his history but I will leave that for you. This sword has a very pleasing look and will enhance any collection.