US Civil War Model 1840 Ames Type I Artillery Sword. The ricasso is marked Mfg Co. " over "Chicopee" and "Mass" on one side and "A. " over "1854 on the other, obviously an Ames Sword even though the word Ames has worn off.
The pommel cap is marked W. The cross guard is marked B." over "42" on one side and "B. ", there is another "42" behind the second "B. The guard is tight, the leather wrap and original wire wrap are also tight and complete. The blade is straight with a darkened patina, it does have several nicks along the unsharpened edge, very light scratches from the in and out of a scabbard, and the tip is sharp although it is slightly rounded. The leather washer is intact. Length of the blade is 31 7/8" (1 1/4" wide and 3/8" thick), and the sword overall is 37 1/8". Check out my other Civil War Items! WE CAN'T FIX A PROBLEM IF WE AREN'T INFORMED THAT THERE IS ONE! The item "US Civil War Model 1840 Ames Type I Artillery Sword-Dated 1854" is in sale since Tuesday, April 21, 2020. This item is in the category "Collectibles\Militaria\Civil War (1861-65)\Original Period Items\Edged Weapons". The seller is "twistedlifesupplies" and is located in Berlin, New Hampshire.
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