By noted maker, M C LILLEY & CO COLUMBUS OHIO and so marked at the ricasso. Information from the internet states the form of address was used 1865-1882 and the word THE (M C….. ) was used after that date. The 28” blade is decorated with crusades scene, foliage, arms, a crusader, and the owner’s name and is virtually as made with all gold intact. The hilt is modeled in particularly high relief as reserved for presentation swords with light wear to the gold on leading surfaces. The enamel inlays are complete and undamaged, throughout including the scabbard. The scabbard mounts as well, retain nearly all gold finish with nicely toned high points. The grip is faux ivory. Of finest quality when made and preserved in wonderful lightly handled condition. Nothing short of stunning!