A PAIR OF CIVIL WAR SWORDS. Comprising a M1860 Staff and Field officer’s sword with thin double-edged straight blade and with ornate fire gilded knuckle-guard with standard eagle decorated pommel and the folding counter-guard (ball and spring type). Wire wrapped shark skin grip. The blade is bright, clean, and heavily etched with the American Eagle and military trophies. The ricasso with maker’s mark of “The M.C. Lilley & Company, Columbus, O” and the obverse stamped with outline of walking bear. Together with the original nickel plated scabbard with decorative drag and suspension bands. Overall length 38 inches. Together with a M1840 NCO sword, unmarked and without scabbard. Overall length 33.5 inches.
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