See The American Sword, Peterson #138. Pattern used through the Civil War and current today. This example, second half of the 20th century. Wire wrapped ray skin grip. The finely chased hilt with much of its heavy gold overlay. 30 3/4” s.e. blade decorated half its length with naval and patriotic motifs and engraved with the owner’s name. The decoration in perfect preservation. The forte marked STAINLESS with etched proof and VANGARD GERMANY with company logo opposite. Leather covered scabbard shows scuffing to the edge, lower half with a little green staining to the brass mounts.