This is a wonderful, Confederate Mitchell and Tyler Foot Officers Sword that was partially manufactured by Boyle & Gamble for the famed Jeweler and Outfitter of Military Products in Richmond, Virginia during the conflict. The blade is wonderful, showing some traces of raised rust (that can be removed carefully), no pitting & un-sharpened. The grip is nearly perfect, the best I have seen. The scabbard is beautiful and sound showing a few flakes to the surface and all brass is a beautiful brown patina. This is a premium condition sword. This is a really fine, 100% original Confederate Sword that is bargain priced.