XC279, please ignore the first response, and his "move along nothing to see here comment".
Apparently he has no knowledge of the supplier and their history.
Marlow White is the premier supplier of swords for the US Military. Their swords are highly regarded by the Armed Forces and I could not recommend a better sword provided you are not intending to use it for any contact. These are beautiful ceremony weapons, not functional. As you see from the website they provide for all the branches as well as provide uniforms as well.
I have been wanting one of their M1840 Army NCO swords to use since I am currently in the Army. The next best thing would to buy an original since they aren't that much more expensive depending on condition.
If you decide to purchase one, please post pictures!