Possibly Ames "Wristbreaker" model from 1860, it has no identifying marks or stamps. Overall length 41 inches (blade 36, hilt 5). scabbard length is 37.5 inches. Scabbard is steel, somewhat aged (rust? tarnish?) with two noticeable dents. Blade is stainless steel with two chips in the sharp edge close to the "business end", plus a 5/8 inch notch on the dull edge within one foot of the hilt. Hilt is bronze with leather grip.
My father acquired it from an antiques dealer in the early 1970's to wear as decoration as a member of a Civil War club called the North-South Skirmish Association (to accent his reproduction McNeill's Rangers CSA uniform). If the sword's history was known, it was not repeated to me.
Thank you for contacting Mearto with your appraisal inquiry. So that I may best assist you, can you please upload detailed and focused images of all hallmarks, numbers, and stamps on the metal parts of the weapon? Thank you for your help.
With kind regards,