Post-Civil War, about 1870-80. Cruciform hilt with plumed helmet pommel and pierced cross guard with a star one side and a bar dexter opposite. Plain ebony grip. 28 1/4" plated d.e. blade (minor flaking only). Plated scabbard etched with S K of A, for Select Knights of America, about which virtually nothing is known. Interestingly, the scabbard tip mount is identical to those found on the 1872 Cavalry Officer’s sword, framing this example for time period.

Item ID: FNS4025

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