Mid-19th century and probably produced as part of the arming against the 1848 revolutions which started in France and spread throughout continental Europe. Those same weapons became surplus a decade later and many were purchased by the Confederacy and imported through the Union Naval blockades. This example with one piece cast brass hilt of proportions lighter than the French and probably made for one of the smaller pre confederation German states, as it is completely devoid of any markings. 25 3/4" wedge section blade with short ricasso shows some spotty superficial staining and retains its original blade seat. The hilt with good patina. Original brass mounted black leather scabbard excellent with small dents to the tip mount. Definitely qualifies as a secondary Confederate arm.