Model 1872 Artillery Officer's Saber - Ridabock and Company, New York, New York. In excellent condition. Fine brass hilt bearing a nice untouched patina. Very good grip retaining most of its original shark skin, double-twisted brass wire wrap is tight. The blade is very good condition, and is profusely embellished on both sides with floral scrollwork and military motifs via acid etching. The reverse ricasso is marked "RIDABOCK & Co. NEW YORK, N.Y." and also shows letters "U.S." flanked by military motifs. In its very good brass mounted steel scabbard. A scarce and desirable US saber!
Inventory Number: SWO 068