US 1860 CAVALRY OFFICER’S SABRE MADE BY THE AMES SWORD COMPANY

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This sword was a product of the Ames Manufacturing Company, a manufacturer of swords, tools and cutlery in Chicopee, Massachusetts. Ames was also involved in iron and bronze foundry. Ames was a major provider of swords, light artillery and heavy ordnance in the Civil War. Established in 1774 in Chelmsford, Mass. by the Ames family by brothers Nathan and James. By 1829 the brothers moved their business to a location on the Chicopee River in Springfield. By the time the Civil War started the Ames Company was the biggest producer of military items for the Union.

This wartime Ames sabre was the style used to Federal Officers during the American Civil War. Officers would have to supply their own sabres, this one being produced by the Chicopee Mass. firm. Known as the Model 1860 Light Calvary Officers Sabre that was initially called the “new pattern” 1860 Sabre.

The hilt is the classic M1860 Ames example three branch guard. Top two branches with a floral design engraved with the bottom branch floral design near pommel cap. The pommel cap with a floral design along the top edge. The guard has floral design on the button knuckle-bow. The quillon has an American wingspread eagle. Wonderful shark skin grip retains all of its sparkling dyed black grip, with very minor wear. Brass wire wrap intact. Obverse side of blade near ricasso etched into blade “Ames Mfg./Co./Chicopee/Mass.” Etched floral design with panoply of arms/floral design. Reverse side etched with “US” and a floral design. Semi-gray/bright blade with strong etching. No rust/pitting. Leather washer intact.

Wonderful bright polished steel scabbard in excellent condition, all original mounts and carrying rings. Scabbard has very minor age spots, no dents/dings. Choice Officer’s Sword.    [ws]

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