This sword is an old friend that has "come home to roost". It's unique combination of features including silver-plated pewter grip, silver-foiled scabbard, fire-blued and gold washed blade, etch presentation and history make it one of the rarest and most desirable of swords and possibly the rarest configuration of Sauerbier known to exist, even topping the famed Kilpatrick Cavalry Sabre of similar (but not as pretty) design. I have found the Sauerbier to be the most interesting of American made Civil War swords as it seems each and every sword is slightly different from the next. I'm putting this beauty in my little pile of collectables but would love to hear of any others that might be similar or considered unusual. If you have or know of one, give me a call.