US M1860 Staff and Field Officer Sword – WKC-Horstmann . SU62


United States (U.S.) Model 1860 (M-1860) Staff and Field Officer sword. Shark or Ray skin covered grip (mostly off-white color except for a thin dark bluish-gray streak area by the d-guard portion). Grip with triple wire wrap. Double guard with one side that folds down. Also, Eagle Patriotic scene with banners on the fixed guard. Blade is marker marked on the blade ricasso with the German WKC Solingen knights head logo (U.S. Import) and then marker/distributor marked in the engraving by: Horstmann Philadelphia. Blade is double engraved. Engraving has “U.S.” on one side and name engraved in the name panel on the other side which appears to be: “F. B. Keech”. Blade length approximately 31 1/4 inches. Steel based nickel-plated scabbard with much wear. Most likely late 1800s era. Overall, very worn condition.


Additional Notes: Typically, the 1860 Staff and Field Officer’s sword was more a badge of rank than a weapon. In 1872 the M-1860 sword was expanded for use by all Army officers except medical officers, paymasters, and mounted officers.  The Model 1860 Staff and Field officer sword was eventually replaced by the Model 1902 Officers Saber.


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Weight 54 oz
Dimensions 41 × 6 × 4 in

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