MEASURES 37 3/4 WITH A 32 INCH BLADE. VERY RARE IN THIS CONDITION. CAME OUT OF A TEXAS ESTATE AND I WAS TOLD A CONFEDERATE OFFICER CARRIED THIS SWORD. A very handsome helmet pommel militia officer's sword with richly etched blade.Roughly 35 inches overall length. Grip is excellent condition carved fluted bone. Gilt brass scabbard is excellent with no dents. Blade is excellent gun metal gray patina with a richly etched surface signed HORSTMANN & SONS PHILADELPHIA, and bearing military and floral motifs. Circa 1845- 1850 this sword is typical of those carried in the war with Mexico, and also carried by Confederate officers early in the Civil War. The item "AMERICAN MEXICAN WAR CIVIL WAR HORSTMANN CONFEDERATE OFFICER SWORD CA 1845-50" is in sale since Sunday, March 28, 2021. This item is in the category "Collectibles\Militaria\1784-1860\Original Period Items". The seller is "rachelemandelgallery" and is located in Chicago Heights, Illinois. This item can be shipped worldwide.