Type used by both sides in the Civil War. This example showing distinct characteristics associated with Southern production. Bronze hilt (the term brass hilt is a misnomer as these are in fact bronze) with bow tie guard and plumed helmet pommel. Oval section one piece bone grip, unreeded. 25 3/4” broad fullered d.e. blade, though in original polish, showing distinct irregularity. The surface with the appearance of hand forging but more likely slightly irregular due to lighter rolling equipment. The broad fuller one side also noticeably off center, indicating a hand guided mechanical roller. The other side off center as well by a smaller margin. These qualities are indicative of a provincial factory as was used in the South. Most swords of this type were produced in Germany to a much higher standard. Speculative, as most unmarked Confederate weapons are.