Swords were still used widely during the Civil War when National Rifle Association founders Col. William C. Church and Gen.George Wingate were fighting for the Union. This custom artillery sword pays homage to this unique aspect of American and weapons history and will make a striking addition to any collection. This 38-inch long sword features a brass handguard, a black imitation leather wrapped handle,and a 32-inch blade that gives the impression of both power and agility. The blade is embellished with intricate scrollwork and accompanied by a metal scabbard, adding to its artistic and historic value. Customized with "25 Years Friends of NRA" engraved at the tip of the unsharpened steel blade, this exclusive piece is limited to 1,130 units and available only at Friends of NRA events from Blue Ridge Knives.