This is an extremely nice U. Civil War Staff and Field Officer's Sword, Model 1850 which was manufactured by the famous Swordmaker "AMES". It is mounted with a gorgeous bright and frost etched blade that measures 32 1/8 inches in length which has survived in superb original condition, still wearing all of its lovely etching on either side which includes "US" as well as the maker's marking just next to the ricasso.
Although near perfect, the blade has a tiny bend to the very extreme tip which could be remedied in the right hands. The exquisitely detailed brass guard wears equally beautiful open cut pierced work that also includes a "US" and remains very nice in its condition as well still wearing much of its original bright gold wash. The sharkskin hilt is also very healthy and continues to wear its original twisted wire wrap securely in place. The outstanding blued metal scabbard is very nicely brass fitted with the top fitting marked AMES MFG.
CHICOPEE, MASS and with much of the gold wash still present on all the fittings. There are some small dings on the base fitting, otherwise the scabbard has survived in very beautiful condition as well. Overall measuring 40 1/8 inches in length.Be sure to add me to your favorites list. Check out my other items. The item "VERY NICE U. CIVIL WAR STAFF AND FIELD OFFICER SWORD MODEL 1850" is in sale since Sunday, September 03, 2017. This item is in the category "Collectibles\Militaria\Civil War (1861-65)\Original Period Items\Edged Weapons".
The seller is "pcay" and is located in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. This item can be shipped worldwide.