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Swords Used by the Officers
Edged Weapons
High Quality Ames Made Officer Sword with Massive Eagle Crossguard
Item #: L5283
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This is a wonderful high quality officer's sword from the Mexican War timeframe. This beautifully designed sword is from the premiere American edged weapons maker of the 1800's, the Ames Manufacturing Company. It has the full-length 31-1/4th inch fullered blade. The blade has a nice light gray tone with traces of the etching still visible on both sides. At the base of the back side of the blade it has the scripted lettering at the hilt reading "Ames Mfg. Co. Chicopee". They utilized this marking form 1848 throughout the Civil War. The width and form of the blade let us know that it will date to closer to the Mexican War in production. The handle of the sword really makes this one stand out. It has the massive brass patriotic spread wing eagle and shield making up thee crossguard. It has the matching eagle image on each side of the crossguard. The handle of the sword has the design that was originally 2 ribbed panels of mother-of-pearl grips. One of the panels has been expertly repaired as has the double twist brass wire wrapping. The top of the sword is joined together using a knight's head pommel cap. The sword is accompanied by the original brass scabbard with the ornately carved foliage patterns on one side of the scabbard. The scabbard has both of the rings intact as well as the original throat and drag. On the back of the scabbard near the throat it has the matching and correct Ames Manufacturing Company maker's marking as well as the Chicopee, Massachusetts production location.

Shipping Weight: 15 lbs
Price Was: 1295 Sale Price: $995.00 USD

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