M-1860 Staff and Field Officers Sword, also occasionally referred
to as the Staff and Line Officers
Sword and the Foot and Staff Officers Sword in official publications,
was produced in modest quantities (5,261) between1873 and 1902.
During this period,
several changes were made, including the hilt, grip, etched
panels and the signature on the ricasso.
Such an abundance
of changes and the reasonable quantities produced make the M-1860
a highly desirable and historically significant sword to collectors.
of the M-1860 swords produced at the Springfield Armory were
marked with some variation of that name. However, a small quantity
of M-1860 Springfield produced swords also bear the signature
National Armory. The M-1860 was also widely produced for the
Army and fraternal organizations by many civilian manufacturers.