Model 1850 foot officers' sword. Sword has a slightly curved blade with broad fuller. Blade is etched with military designs: eagle with American shield, flags, severed head wearing feathered headdress, banner with "E Pluribus Unum." The retailer, William G. Mintzer of Phildadelphia, is etched just above the right ricasso and the blade's maker, Collins & Co., is stamped on left blade ricasso. Hilt is cast brass with incorporated decorative floral designs on the basket. Pommel is also cast with decorative elements. Quillon is an eagle's head with simulated ruby eyes. Grip is silver-plated brass, but most of the silver has worn off. It is done in a decorative spiral with 3 strands of wire wrapped in the groove. Small piece of red fabric on underside of guard around ricasso.