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Swords Used by the Artillery Branch of Service
Artillery
Scarce 1856 Dated Artillery Saber & Scabbard by Ames 1,000 Ordered 1854
Item #: A4158
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This is an original model 1840 artillery saber but the neat thing about this one is that it is an American manufactured one rather than being an imported one. We know this because of the marks on the base of the blade. It has the "US” stamp as well as the "A.D.K.” inspector initials. These are the initials of the inspector, A.D. King. These marks are consistent with being manufactured by the firm of Ames Manufacturing Company in Chicopee, Massachusetts. You can still clearly see the maker’s mark on the reverse as well as the Chicopee, Massachusetts production location. Also stamped in to the blade is the 1856 date of production. According to the Ames section of the wonderful book by John Thillmann on Civil War Artillery & Cavalry Sabers, there were only 1,000 of these Ames artillery sabers delivered that were parts of an 1854 contract which was their last until 1860. The blade is full-length with a beautiful look all over. The guard and pommel cap have a wonderful dark attic tone and you can still see the traces of the inspector initials "ADK” on the top of the pommel cap. The original leather is present on the handle of the sword as is the entire double strand brass wire. The sword is accompanied by an original Type 2 Ames scabbard that is dent-free with a nice look and it has a more modern coating of black paint. This is a great looking authentic model 1840 artillery saber & scabbard by the famous Ames Company with the desirable 1856 production date.

Shipping Weight: 20 lbs
$895.00 USD

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