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Swords Used by the Officers Priced at Over $750
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BEAUTIFUL! 1850's Mother of Pearl Gripped Militia Officer Sword by Ames
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This sword is gorgeous! This is a slight variation of the sword that is pictured on page 145 of the Ames Sword Company book by John D. Hamilton. He states how this is a militia style officer's sword from the 1850's and 1860's. They have the distinctive cruciform brass crossguard with the chain that runs from one side up to the pommel cap. The pommel cap has the beautiful gilded brass that is in the shape of a knight's head. The brass parts still retains a superb amount of the original gold gilding from the factory. The handle of the sword has the 2 panel grip which is made of the gorgeous mother of pearl. The pearl is in excellent condition with the original double twist wire wrapping intact. The blade is full-length at 30-3/4ths inches. It is designed with the single central fuller on each side and at the base it has the etched maker marking of the most famous of all sword companied from the Civil War era, the Ames Sword Company in Chicopee, Massachusetts. Both sides of the blade have the 13 inch panels of ornate etching intact. The front side of the blade has the center image of the spread wing Union eagle with the "E PLURIBUS UNUM" banner. This is the United States national motto in Latin which translates as "Of Many, One!". The back side of the blade has the floral patterns with the panoply of arms in the center. The sword is accompanied by the original all brass scabbard. The Scabbard is as beautiful as the sword itself with the engraving around the mounts and lower section. The sword is designed with the three hanging rings and they are all intact as is the original throat and drag. This is an exceptional sword and worthy of any quality collection!

Item #: B559
Shipping Weight: 15 lbs
Your Price:$1,650.00 USD
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