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Edged Weapons
Scarce 1855 Dated Musician's Sword by Ames of Chicopee, Mass.
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This is a nice original musician's pattern sword from the Civil War. On the base of the blade is the date of "1855" as well as the "US" mark and the inspector initials of "A.D.K.".These are the initals of A.D. King who apprived the sword for military use by the Ordnance Department. This one is scarce because of the manufacture date. According to our friend John Tillmann's book on Civil War Army swords, there were only 500 of these swords ordered in 1854 and they were delivered in 1856. This would make this one part of that delivery. On the back of the blade is the straight line style maker's mark of the famous "AMES MFG. CO. CHICOPEE, MASS". Ames was the premiere maker of edged weapons for the Union army during the Civil War and the decades before. The blade has a fine looking untouched color with a pretty look. The guard, grip and pommel cap are present with an attractive golden tone to the brass. The scabbard would have been made of leather and brass and is missing in action as is so often the case. This is your chance at a good looking Civil War musician's sword with a scarce pre-Civil War production date.

Item #: A2372
Shipping Weight: 15 lbs
Your Price:$395.00 USD
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