Knights of the Golden Eagle. Founded Baltimore, 1872 to unite veterans of the Civil War, many of which were unable to find work after the war. Finely modeled hilt, delicately pierced and chased in patriotic and arms motifs. Scabbard mounts of matching quality and the whole with much original gold overlay remaining. 28” d.e. blade with foliage, owner’s name and the society logo on original gold wash. Fine showy example.