Gilt brass hilt with eagle head pommel and sea serpent terminals to the recurved guard. Those figures evidently evolved into the dolphin head quillons on the 1852 standard pattern, a definite softening of the image. Swelled base reeded bone grip. 30 3/8" broad fullered curved blade with slight minor finger rust only. Brass mounted iron scabbard with a couple shallow dents, the upper mount moved by about an inch. Hilt excellent with a few tiny chips to the bone grip.