Blade is fine with nice etching on both sides. The shark skin grip is very fine. The original blued steel brass mounted scabbard is very fine and retains 99% of its original blue that has turned to a lovely plumb color. Overall a near mint looking example.
Sword measures 37 3/4 in scabbard. Ricasso & hilt are marked Ames Mfg. The item "AMERICAN CIVIL WAR AMES M 1850 FOOT OFFICER SWORD W SIGNED AMES METAL SCABBARD" is in sale since Saturday, October 30, 2021. 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.