CIVIL War M1850 Staff & Field Ames Officer Sword Dated & Inspected 1861 1 Of 59
CIVIL WAR M1850 STAFF & FIELD AMES OFFICER SWORD DATED & INSPECTED IN 1861 1 OF ONLY 59. VERY VERY RARE IT IS ESTIMATED THAN LESS THAN 25 SURVIVED AND OF THE ONE THAT SURVIVED ONLY A VERY FEW ARE IN THIS CONDITION. Only 59 Ames Staff and Field Officer's Swords were inspected, dated, and delivered in 1861. These US inspected and dated officer swords are thus considered very, very scarce. This one has a nice blade, with some of the etching is visible (including the Ames eagle and block letter US) , sharkskin in great condition for age. The scabbard is quite good. The upper mount has the correct Ames Mfg.
The other mounts are present and match in color, and the scabbard body has a good amount of thin blue and no dents. The blade ricasso shows clearly the U. / 1861 acceptance, inspector and date stamp.
Neither the scabbard nor the pommel show inspector stamps, which is correct for this date and pattern. The item "CIVIL WAR M1850 STAFF & FIELD AMES OFFICER SWORD DATED & INSPECTED 1861 1 OF 59" is in sale since Thursday, January 10, 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.