Style of the earlier militia swords with relief decorated bow tie" cross guards and fully modeled spread wing eagle pommel. Beaded tape-wrapped leather covered grip (minor scuffs). 27 1/2" plated d.e. blade lightly marked RAYMOND & WHITLOCK, NEW YORK at the forte (recorded 1870-75). Plated scabbard with a few small abrasions. Blade bright. Hilt mounts excellent. Type produced for private purchase by militia officers. This example of the Custer era.