Civil War example by Ridabock & Co. New York, who made swords from 1847 on. 30” d.e. blade well decorated with US flanked by foliage and American eagle opposite. Brass hilt of early pattern made without the folding side guard but small upturned guard instead. Wire wrapped sharks skin grip. Plated scabbard with mounts matching the hilt. Probably dating to the 1870s Western expansion period. Well preserved with no damage or losses.