Pattern popular with state militias. Peterson #11. Unusual example with one piece bronze hilt with bow tie form guard, stars & bars quillon block, helmet form pommel and reeded grip. 19 1/2” straight d.e. blade marked GERMANY with maker’s mark to the forte. Minor staining to the blade and hilt. Perhaps made under the pressure of the Civil War. The US standard 1840 pattern musician and NCO swords were made with one piece bronze hilts.