The 35″ blade is marked “U.S. / J.M. / 1864” and on the opposite side of the ricasso is “EMERSON / & / SILVER / TRENTON / N.J.” The markings are in excellent condition. The blade has been cleaned to bright with some large patches of faint to fine pinprick pitting. The blade has not been sharpened and there are no nicks in the edge. The blade washer is still present. The brass guard has an attractive mustard brown patina with the underside retaining original bright gilding. The grip retains all of the original wire binding and the leather wrap shows almost no wear. The steel scabbard is gray with a little scattered dark age spotting and two minor dents. RR Auction COA.
Civil War US Model 1860 Cavalry Saber