Surely saw Civil war service as the majority of troops on both sides at the outbreak were militia. Good quality example of the standard pattern (Peterson #11) from the famed Barnyak collection. Crisply detailed hilt with reeded bone grip (no chips). 27 7/8” d.e. blade with gray original surface and spotty raised rusting. Frank Barnyak was a California gun show promoter who constantly upgraded his collection with the best quality and rarest examples.