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Swords Used by the Navy Branch of Service
Edged Weapons
Original 1864 Dated Model 1860 Naval Cutlass by The Ames Company
Item #: A2319
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This is a nice original Civil War naval cutlass. It is the classic model 1860 that you associate with the Union navy of the Civil War. The blade is full-length at 26 inches. At the base of the blade it has the maker’s mark with the scroll style maker’s mark from the famous Ames Manufacturing Company of Chicopee, Massachusetts. Ames was the only company that made these model 1860 naval cutlasses for the US government. On the base of the front of the blade it has the "1864" production date still visible. Above the 1864 date you can see the "USN" stamping as well as the"DR" inspector's initials. These initials stand for the US government inspector David Rice who inspected swords for the US government from 1835 until 1864. There wasn’t another American-made navy cutlass model until the U.S. model 1917. If you notice there are the stamping that let us know it was inspected after the CiviL War which lets us know it was still in Navy possession. It has the small anchor stamp as well as the "P" stamp and the "GG". This is where it was marked as being approved by the Navy, Guert Gansevoort who inspected these guns when the Navy did inventory of the weapons on hand after the Civil War. It has the basket style guard still present with a nice golden tone to the brass. The handle has about 70% of the original leather intact and it has a pleasing look all over. The sword is accompanied by an original and correct style US 1860 naval cutlass scabbard. The scabbard has the brass stud still present at the top. These scabbards were formed by folding a flat piece of leather and using rivets securing the leather all the way down. As you see all of the rivets are still present on the back of the scabbard with a little loss to the leather body. This is a good honest Civil War naval cutlass with the 1864 production date, that is still affordable.


Shipping Weight: 10 lbs
$895.00 USD

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