The drag is long gone. The original leather scabbard has a seam split on the rear as shown but is otherwise very solid overall.
The blade is very sharp and very bright. This is most likely a locally crafted item and not factory made and is a classic sideknife of the era. From the collection of Mac Cole, Id to soldier.
From Harrison Virginia from 61. SWORDS HAS A PAGE ON ONLINE FAKES. THIS IS YOUR CHANCE TO OWN A 100% AUTHENTIC UNTOUCHED CONFEDERATE KNIFE FOR A VERY REASONABLE PRICE. The item "CIVIL WAR CONFEDERATE SMALL SIDE KNIFE NOT SWORD W ORIGINAL LEATHER SCABBARD" is in sale since Tuesday, March 3, 2020.
This item is in the category "Collectibles\Militaria\Civil War (1861-65)\Original Period Items\Edged Weapons". The seller is "rachelemandelgallery" and is located in Chicago Heights, Illinois.This item can be shipped worldwide.