Ames was the only company that made these model 1860 naval cutlasses for the US government. On the base of the front of the blade it has the "1861" production date still clearly visible. There wasnt another American-made navy cutlass model until the U.
It has the basket style guard still present with a nice golden tone. The sword hs the original leather scabbard which is very rare to find..
This is a good honest Civil War naval cutlass with the 1861 production date, that is still affordable. The item "CIVIL WAR AMES NAVAL CUTLASS SWORD M 1860 DATED 1861 W RARE ORIGINAL SCABBARD" is in sale since Monday, October 14, 2019. This item is in the category "Collectibles\Militaria\Civil War (1861-65)\Original Period Items\Edged Weapons". The seller is "rachelemandelgallery" and is located in Chicago Heights, Illinois. This item can be shipped worldwide.