This a rare very tight sword-has not been used very much-if any-may not have been issued. The blade measures 20" long and is 1 1/8" at the widest point.
The handle measures 5 1/2" long and is 3 3/4" across the guard. The sword is marked at the front of the cross guard, blade side-U. Brass ends on the scabbard is tight and the leather has aged but no stitching issues.
The frog is only partially there. Very nice example of this RARE Navy Boarding Sword! The item "1870 Post Civil War U. Rare Boarding Sword 3 Line Markings With Scabbard" is in sale since Wednesday, May 6, 2020. This item is in the category "Collectibles\Knives, Swords & Blades\Swords & Sabers\Other Collectible Swords".
The seller is "triptwin" and is located in Quincy, Illinois. This item can be shipped worldwide.