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Swords Used by the Cavalry Branch of Service
Edged Weapons
Rare 1861 Dated Civil War Cavalry Saber From The Ames Company
Item #: A1902
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This is an original classic Civil War model 1860 cavalry saber with a very scarce manufacture date. This is the pattern so often carried by soldiers of the Civil War. This one has the original blade that originally would have had the scroll style maker’s mark of the Ames Manufacturing Company in Chicopee, Massachusetts but it is no longer visible. On the front of the blade it has the scarce production date of 1861. You can't see the U.S. stamp nor the inspector initials. In Thillmann’s sword book he states that there were only about 10,000 were purchased by the government in 1861 and in fulfillment of one of the early contracts of 1,400 of these sabers 1,200 were shipped to the state of Virginia. The brass guard and pommel cap have a wonderful dark copper tone to the brass. On the top of the pommel cap you can still see the doesn't have the inspector initials which also lends to the possibility of it going to a state contract instread ofa US Government contract. The original grip is present with the leather wrap intact with ta very pleasing look all over. The double strand wire is present and original and looks good on the grip. The sword is accompanied by a nice complete scabbard that has both of the mounts, rings and the throat as well. The scabbard is dent free and displays well as you can see in the pictures. The bottom of the drag was worn so long that it wore through the metal. Can you imagine how long that would take? This is a very attractive Civil War cavalry saber in scabbard with a clear early Civil War production date.


Shipping Weight: 20 lbs
$950.00 USD

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