Custer period. Standard pattern (Peterson #86). 33" curved s.e. blade profusely decorated with US, military, and patriotic motifs and RIDABOCK BROS. NEW YORK maker's name to the forte. Brass hilt with three bar guard with high relief eagle and stars motif. Wire wrapped shark skin covered grip. Blade quite crisp with minor staining/patina only. Hilt shows fine age patina from use. Scabbard with most original plating and smooth patina to the worn areas. Original mounts including the suspension belt connection intact which is quite rare for these which typically are found absent the scabbard tip mount.