I bought this sword from a dealer out of the Carolina's. It's a great sword with good history and inscribed on the top of the pommel cap, "J. H. Byers". Byers was in one of my favorite units, the 14th Pennsylvania Cavalry. After my purchase, I found that the sword had previously been on the market without a scabbard. How someone found the correct scabbard I don't know, but I will guarantee this scabbard is a Saurbier product to any recognized authority on the subject. It is original and fits the sword to a tee. Together they make a wonderful historical artifact and I doubt one could find a nicer example at this low price. The grip is near excellent, the blade shows use but most all of its etching and the scabbard matches in patina, age and wear. This is a very fine artifact. The regiment saw many skirmishes and action throughout their tour of duty and lost during service 2 Officers and 97 Enlisted men killed and mortally wounded and 296 Enlisted men by disease. Total 395. Their Colonel, James M. Schoonmaker won the Medal-of-Honor for gallant service at Opequan/Winchester. I will supply whoever purchases this sword with the name of a good researcher to garner all of Byers muster sheets and other records from the National Archives.