A continental military sword

Item:
638
Region:
Americas, Europe
Type:
Swords
Description:
A continental military sword, second half of the 19th Century. The blade is stamped ARNA. The regulation brass stirrup hilt has a slightly swollen guard, the grip is of polished horn. Contained in its steel scabbard, the drag is stamped with the maker's initials C&C.L. within a shield. This unidentified sword shares many features with some contemporary American swords. This sword is preserved with an old coat of dried oil, the grip wire is mostly missing.
Metrics:
Blade length 29½" (75cms) Overall length 34¾" (88.1cms)
Notes:
Provenance: an old German family collection
Price:
£275