Peterson #138. Early details. The beautifully chased hilt crisp with remnants of a gold overlay. Wire wrapped nubby shark skin covered grip. 30” blade decorated with foliage, Naval and patriotic motifs, excellent with minor plating flakes. The name panel with plating removed and the owner’s name etched in. Excellent leather scabbard with hand engraved mounts matching the hilt. Even retains its gold bullion sword knot in nicely patinated condition.