German import as used by both the North and South. Standard pattern (Peterson #32) known as "old wrist breaker". Brass hilt unusually gold plated with considerable remnants. Wire bound leather covered grip complete with just minor crazing to the leather. 36" broad and narrow fullered blade bright with original cross polish. Single small oxidation blemish to the left forte. Ricasso marked HORSTMANN. Iron scabbard with a thin film of storage discoloration mixed with bright finish. A good clean superior quality example of a Civil War cavalry saber which may well have served the Confederacy.