Infantry Officer's Sword

Very basic - no frills - Infantry Officer's Sword, used from 1887 to about 1908.
Sheet-metal 1/4 cup, D-shaped knuckle-guard, finished bright, small hole in rear of D-guard to allow attachment of a sword knot; grip is shagreen-leather wrapped, pommel has a small button finial.
Curved steel blade - medium depth curve - unfullered; cutting edge and back edge are almost the same length with the back-edge being about two inches shorter; no ricasso.
Manufactured at the Toledo Arsenal Spain, the blade is stamped ARTA FABA TOLEDO 1890.

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