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Swords Used by the Officers
Edged Weapons
Ames Made Civil War Naval Officer's Sword &With Beautiful Engraved Identification
Item #: L5671
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This is a classic original Civil War naval officer’s sword. Officially known as the U.S. model 1852 naval officer’s sword, this is the style that was worn by naval officers during the Civil War. The blade is full length and is etched on each side with patriotic and other designs. As you can see the sword has some traces of the original frosting from the factory intact with some spotting. The etching on the back of the blade has anchor as well as the flags and spears with "USN” on the banner. On the base of the blade it has the manufacturer marking of the Chicopee, Massachusetts maker marking of the famous Ames firm. Ames was the foremost American maker of quality edged weapons for the union during the Civil War. It then has the anchor design with the banner with the "USN" in the center. The guard and pommel cap have always stood apart from the normal Civil War officer’s sword. It has the bold "USN” in the basket of the guard and the quillion is made like a serpent’s head. At the very top of the pommel cap it has the droop wing style naval eagle. If you notice that all of the brass parts have a beautiful patina with a superb amount of the original gold gilding from the factory. This one has a superb amount of the original sharkskin grip present on the handle with a pleasing look all over. It also has the original double twist wire intact on the handle as well. The sword is accompanied by the original scabbard that is made brass and leather. The mounts are the correct naval style with the twisted rope designs leading to the rings. The drag is present and it has the sea serpent design as well. On the back side of the hand guard it has the jeweler quality engraved name of the owner. It reads "Edgar K. Sellers". The records show that Edgar K. Sellers of Longmeadows, Massachusetts enlisted on September 22nd 1864 at the rank of Assistant Paymaster. The served until he was discharged on the 1st day of October 1865. He served his time aboard the USS Gemsbok. The ship was a Civil War gunboat that was commissioned on August 30th 1861. This is an attractive looking original Civil War naval officer’s sword and scabbard by Ames that is in fine shape all over.

Shipping Weight: 15 lbs
Price Was: $2,850 Sale Price: $2,350.00 USD

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