A good example, probably WWII with just the right amount of patina and character. Gilt hilt with USN banner on pierced oak foliage guard with virtually all heavy gold. Gilt wire wrapped shark skin grip. 30" broad fullered blade decorated with foliage, military and nationalistic symbols and officer’s name in the base panel. Ricasso marked WM H HORSTMANN COMPANY. Blade excellent with minor plating loss. Black leather scabbard with gilt mounts retaining their heavy gold matching the hilt. Minor blemishes to the leather only.