This is a beautiful Civil War Foot Officers Sword by Roby with a nearly mint etched blade and rare, nearly perfect condition brown lacquered scabbard. It retains 80% gold gilt to the hilt and 20% gold to its brass mounts. The shark-skin grip is near perfect with triple-strand brass wire affixed. A great sword by a famous maker that has seen very little use. A wonderful example of a rare variation of Civil War Officers sword, one with a metal rather than a leather scabbard.