The twisted wire wrap is complete. The heavy blade is straight, no nicks, it has been sharpened (it is very sharp and looks machine done), lightly oiled and looks clean.
The scabbard is solid with a darkened patina and some very light surface rust by the drag which is marked A & E. For A+E Holler also of Solingen. The felt washer is intact. Length of the blade is 35 1/4" (1 5/16" wide and 3/8" thick), the sword is 41 1/2", and in the scabbard it is 42 5/8. Schnitzler & Kirshbaum made swords as early as 1811 and up to 1864.S&K was the first official US contract for military sabers starting in 1840. There is no proof that these were or weren't imported for the US Civil War but it was made during the Civil War Era! Check out my other Civil War Era Items! WE CAN'T FIX A PROBLEM IF WE AREN'T INFORMED THAT THERE IS ONE! The item "Civil War Era Model 1860 S&K Heavy Cavalry Dragoon Saber Sword withScabbard" is in sale since Saturday, May 30, 2020. This item is in the category "Collectibles\Militaria\Civil War (1861-65)\Original Period Items\Edged Weapons". The seller is "twistedlifesupplies" and is located in Berlin, New Hampshire. This item can be shipped to United States.