This spread eagle pommel on ball was a prized emblem for Militia and Fraternal orders. This example seems to have cast German silver grip and scabbard parts, the scabbard being nickel plated and with a small dent below rings. The wood grip is red leather covered with gold color grip wire, the leather has some high areas worn thru. The blade is straight, double sided and with elliptical cross section and in fine cleaned condition. This is unmarked and probably from the 1865 - 80 period, possibly later. A nice example of a dual use sword in war or in the Brotherhood.