CIVIL WAR AMES M 1850 FOOT OFFICER SWORD DATED INSPECTED IN 1861 DELIVERED IN 1862 ONE OF 425 , THIS A VERY RARE AMES IN EXISTENCE IN ANY CONDITION. THE SCABBARD IS 100% INTACT, WITH A SMALL REPAIR. IT IS ESTIMATED THAT LESS THAN 75 OUT OF THE 425 MADE AND DATED IN 1861 ARE IN EXISTENCE, REGARDLESS OF CONDITION. THIS IS A MUST HAVE FOR THE AMES COLLECTOR.Ames is probably the most desirable maker amongst American sword collectors. All things considered equal, these swords will almost certainly command a premium above their counterparts. There is much already written about the The Ames Sword Company (herein referred to as "Ames"). Civil War Cavalry & Artillery Sabers. The Ames Sword Company 1835 - 1865. By John Hamilton, will cover most of the collector's curiosities. The item "CIVIL WAR AMES M 1850 FOOT OFFICER SWORD DATED & INSPECTED IN 1861 ONE OF 425" is in sale since Thursday, February 27, 2020. 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.