The wonderful woman I'm engaged to gave me my Christmas present early.
This is a Yatagan sword-bayonet used in the American "Civil War". The Confederates imported a great deal of their weapons from France and Great Britain (as did the US) and the Yatagan was one of them.
Named for a particular style of Turkish sword used by the Ottoman Empire, this model of sword-bayonet was originally attached to a Remington rifle.
But aside from the great present I received, I feel very blessed to be engaged to a woman who not only loves me but who shares my interests as well.