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Swords Used by the Cavalry Branch of Service
Edged Weapons
Ames Civil War Cavalry Saber With Scabbard With Partial 1863 Date
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What a nice looking sword for the price! This is an original classic Civil War model 1860 cavalry saber. This is the pattern so often carried by soldiers of the Civil War. This one would was made by the Ames Manufacturing Company in Chicopee, Massachusetts, and you can still see a small portion of the straight line maker's mark on the blade. On the front of the blade it has the first three digits of the production date and the last digit appears to be a "3" which would make the production date of 1863. If this is the date it wodul go along with the U.S. stamp and the inspector initials of A.D.K. These initials are for Andrew D. King who was the arsenal sub-inspector who approved the sword for use by the U.S. Ordnance Department. The brass guard and pommel cap have a wonderful dark copper tone to the brass. On the top of the pommel cap you can still see the matching "ADK" inspector initials. The original grip is worn but has a fine amount of the leather remaining as is the entire double strand brass wire wrap. The sword is accompanied by fine complete scabbard that has both of the mounts, rings and the throat as well. The scabbard has been chrome plated somewhere along the line and it retains most of the plating. This is a very attractive untouched Civil War cavalry saber in scabbard with a good mid-Civil War production date.

Item #: B878
Shipping Weight: 15 lbs
Your Price:$650.00 USD
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