Up for sale is a fine example of the Model 1832 Foot Artillery Sword manufactured by N. The Springfield address is found on only the earliest examples up to 1847.
Patterned after the French Modele 1816 Glaive dartillerie a plied. It was intended as a last line of defense for the artilleryman and was also probably used to clear brush around the artillery placement and cut dead horses from their harnesses. Very popular among state and local militias including Kansas where John Brown is photographed wearing one during the bloody Kansas-Missouri Border War. Made in 1836 the year of the Alamo. This sword probably saw field use owing to its black blade patina and may have seen action during.
The double-edged blade is very sharp and appears to have been sharpened long ago on the outer edges. The scabbard is missing from this sword. 1832 Enlisted Foot Artillery Short Sword.
Roman Gladius style blade very sharp edges Useful weapon and campaign tool. Width: 1 7/16 (at ricasso). Widest point: 1 ¾ (near blade center). Double fuller length: 3 ½.Single fuller length: 10 9/16. Weight: 2 lbs 9 oz.
In an oval cartouche, TW (2). Side of guard on machined disc: XXXI (found on many 1832s and probably indicates the rack number at the US Armory). Hilt: Feathered grip, 3 rivets, fine cast-and-chased eagle, machined discs on crossguard. Delivered to the Ordnance Department: 1,000 in June 1837. (1) Referenced from Civil War Army Swords by John H.
Inspector Henry Knox Craig Maj. TW Inspector Thomas Warner - R. The item "CIVIL WAR 1832 Foot Artillery Sword N. Ames, Springfield, Mass Dated 1836" is in sale since Wednesday, May 13, 2020.
This item is in the category "Collectibles\Militaria\1784-1860\Original Period Items". The seller is "gnelson513" and is located in Manhattan, Kansas. This item can be shipped to United States, Canada, Australia, Taiwan, Thailand, Hong Kong, Bahamas, Mexico, Norway, Qatar, Kuwait, Bahrain, Bangladesh, Brunei darussalam, Bolivia, Egypt, French guiana, Guernsey, Gibraltar, Guadeloupe, Iceland, Jersey, Jordan, Cambodia, Liechtenstein, Luxembourg, Monaco, Macao, Martinique, Nicaragua, Pakistan, Paraguay, Uruguay.