US Army officers and NCOs of the antebellum period and the Civil War carried a vast array of elegant swords for dress and combat, offered by such famous companies as Ames, Collins, Horstmann, Tiffany, and others. Those sabers have been of great interest to collectors for decades, leading John H. Thillmann to write an authoritative reference book on the subject in 2008.
This "CIVIL WAR ARMY SWORDS" US AMES COLLINS TIFFANY OFFICER NCO SABER REFERENCE BOOK is in near mint, unread condition, with only some light scattered storage wear evident (most pictured). Otherwise, the book is in near mint shape, with no other damage.
Most interestingly, it boasts an elegantly illustrated dust jacket over hardcovers, and sports 594 pages full of descriptive text, period pictures, and photographs (mostly black and white, though some color) of Ames and Horstmann M-1832 Foot Artillery swords, Ames M-1839 Topographical Engineers' swords, Ames and Horstmann M-1840 Engineer Officers' swords, Ames, Horstmann, and Tiffany M-1840 Medical Staff swords, numerous presentation grade M-1850 Staff & Field Officers' swords, many elegant Foot Officers' swords by a variety of makers, Ames M-1860 Staff & Field Officers' swords, all kinds of incredibly ornate custom officers' swords, early militia "eagle pommel" swords, wonderful details on grip materials, hilt castings, blade etchings, presentation engravings, maker's marks, and scabbard fittings, and a plethora of other invaluable information. Please note that M-1840 Artillery sabers, M-1840 Cavalry sabers, and M-1860 Cavalry sabers are not covered in this work. A beautiful example of a "CIVIL WAR ARMY SWORDS" US AMES COLLINS TIFFANY OFFICER NCO SABER REFERENCE BOOK.
The item "CIVIL WAR ARMY SWORDS US AMES COLLINS TIFFANY OFFICER NCO SABER REFERENCE BOOK" is in sale since Tuesday, November 3, 2020. This item is in the category "Collectibles\Militaria\Civil War (1861-65)\Original Period Items\Edged Weapons".The seller is "abramsantiques" and is located in Claremont, California. This item can be shipped worldwide.