Benjamin Harrison's Civil War sword. Handle or grip is covered with a leather or skin. The pommel at the top of the hilt is brass or gold color metal with a rosette or flower design on top and an eagle on one side. The grip has an extended handle of brass or gold color metal with design. The bottom of the hilt or rain guard is hinged on one side. The guard is brass or gold color metal with a shield design on the hinged side and an eagle design on the other side. There is a finger guard opposite the handle that extends out about 1 1/2". The scabbard or cover is plain with two rings at the top and one ring 7 1/4" lower. The rings have fancy brackets that go around the scabbard. The end of the scabbard is decorated with an additional metal cap with a star on one side and draped flags on the other side.
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