MODEL 1852 US NAVAL OFFICER'S SWORD

$3,250.00 SOLD
Originally $3,950.00

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Item Code: 172-1824

Maker mark: "Ames Mfg. Co." [above date "1852", on obverse ricasso], and "Ames Mfg. Co. / Chicoppee / Mass." [upper scabbard, between mount & throat]. Inspector initials: "P/ R.B.H." Reverse ricasso.

Medium bright blade measuring 26" in length and 1.125" in width at ricasso. Features etched sunburst eagle, anchor and "U.S.N" on the reverse - trophies and floral spray on the obverse. Blade etching & lettering lightly worn but distinct; exhibits patches of light pitting from mid-point to tip. Hilt assembly tight and symmetrical. Bright gilt brass-work exhibits light scratching. Superb sharkskin grip with tight brass-wire wrap. Black leather scabbard with gilt mounts and drag. Leather exhibits light cracking, else strong and solid. Mountings display a variety of light dings consistent with age and usage. A handsome 1850s-CW era naval officers sword. Superb collectible.

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