This style of sword was in common use by all Army foot officers with the rank Major and below, from 1851 to 1865. The M1850 also temporarily replaced the Marine’s Mameluke as Marines were required to carry the M1850 from 1859-1875. The tempered high carbon steel blade is etched with the letters “US”, floral pattern, branches and scrolls. The solid brass guard and hilt also displays a floral design. Our replica comes with a steel or leather scabbard. Specify which type of scabbard you want. Overall length is 38″, Blade length is 31″. Total weight 3.5 lbs.