1840 HEAVY CAVALRY SABER BY AMES DATED 1846 IN EXCELLENT CONDITION

$3,500.00

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Item Code: 1075-01

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A classic US model 1840 cavalry saber by Ames in outstanding condition that would be hard to equal, let alone surpass, and bearing a Mexican War date as well. The blade is mirror bright, showing the original cross polishing near the guard and crisp maker and armory sub-inspector stamps on the ricasso: “US / JH” on the obverse and, “NP AMES / CABOTVILLE / 1846” on the reverse. The edge and point are perfect, with no nicks, and just light sheathing-rubs. The blade pad is still in place under the guard. The hilt is undisturbed, with a very pleasing mellow patina to the brass. The original leather grip wrap and binding wire are in place with just very slight handling wear at the top of the grip. The final-inspector’s acceptance stamp, “NWP” is crisply struck in the rim of the pommel cap. Scabbards for these were “in the bright” and this one has a nice muted silver tone, no dents, dings, or pitting, just some scattered gray areas and spots. The throat, drag, rings and mounts are in place.

The 1840 was carried by US mounted regiments in the early Plains wars, on exploratory expeditions, at frontier posts, throughout the Mexican War, and well into the Civil War. The saber was well liked by those who carried it and was preferred by many officers even after production of the lighter 1860 pattern caught up with demand. This would be a significant addition to a US dragoon, cavalry, or edge weapons collection.  [sr]

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