Mid 19th century and type imported by the Confederacy and copied by Confederate makers including Leech & Rigdon. (Albaugh fig.54). 36 3/4" curved s.e blade decorated with scrolling foliage and arms splay. Surface excellent, the edge with numerous small nicks. Hilt lacks the outer bar and grip wrap. Soldered repair to the guard. The knuckle bow soldered to the pommel, all in antiquity. Very possibly a Confederate weapon damaged in battle and salvaged by a local.