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Swords Used by the Artillery Branch of Service
Well Marked 1833 Dated N.P. Ames Artillery Sword and Scabbard
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This is an original Civil War era short pattern artillery sword. These were patterned after the Roman gladiator swords with the fierce look like you see in the movies. The blade is full-length with the maker's mark of the N.P. Ames Manufacturing Company of Springfield, Massachusetts on the back of the blade. It has the large straight line stamping with the eagle that is from their earlier production years when they were in Springfield. These were made by Ames from 1832 until 1862. The front of the blade has the "UNITED STATES" stamp with the production date of "1833" still clearly visible. On the side of the underside of the crossguard it has the inspector initials of "J.J.A.B." stamped into the brass. This is the initials of the inspector James J. A. Bradford who approved the sword for service. In the sword book by Thillmann he states that these are on the first 2,000 of these swords made. After that Ames started making the hilt as well as the blade. The handle is made of cast brass and has the fish scale design with the droop wing eagle at the top of the pommel. The sword just is accompanied by the original leather and brass scabbard. The scabbard is in nice condition with no breaks to the leather. The brass has a gorgeous golden tone. It is missing the "button" off of the bottom of the scabbard drag but the stud is still present on the throat. On the back of the throat, it has "H.N.4" nicely scratched into the brass. This is a very nice looking 1833 Dated Ames artillery short sword in scabbard.

Item #: B5098
Shipping Weight: 8 lbs
Your Price:$1,250.00 USD
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