AMES 1860 STAFF & FIELD OFFICER’S SWORD

$1,500.00

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Item Code: 1047-21

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This very nice Ames 1860 Staff & Field Officer’s Sword is a fine example of the Ames version of the pattern.

The cast and brass hilt is loaded with original gilt and the blade remains in very good condition. The hilt motifs are the typical patterns for Ames. The pommel is cast with eagle and shield, pommel cap with leaf and berry design. The knuckle bow has a central flower with Roman-style twisted lightning bolts with arrow tips darting up and down. The obverse counterguard has an American eagle superimposed on flags. The reverse counterguard is hinged and could fold down by depressing a spring button (which is missing on this sword). The grip is wrapped in shark skin which shows some wear. The double-twist of wire is present and tight.

The blade has strong etching on both sides. The reverse is etched at bottom: “Ames Mfg Co / Chicopee / Mass.” Above that appears a panoply of arms entwined with a flowered vines. On the obverse is a similar design with the addition of an American eagle and an “E Pluribus Unum” ribbon.

The scabbard is also in good condition, with nickeled steel body and gilt ring mounts and drag.

This is a fine example of this type of dress sword.  [jet] [ph:L]

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