21.250" double-edged and spear point blade. Brass handle with fish scale design. CSN markings on the pommel on the reverse a fouled anchor. Brass "D" guard. No scabbard. Handle is wrapped with a cord that would go over the wrist to hold on to it. On the top inside of the guard is Roman numeral markings.
Sword shows use, brass handle with nice untouched patina. Blade with clean lines and speckled with brown staining. Overall and excellent example of this rare Confederate Naval sword with this period cord wrapping.