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Swords Used by the Officers Priced at Over $750
Authentic Artifacts from the Revolutionary War Era thru About 1840
Mexican War Eagle Crossguard Militia Officer Sword by Ames of Springfield
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This is a wonderful high quality officer's sword from the Mexican War timeframe. This beautifully designed sword is from the premiere American edged weapons maker of the 1800's, the Ames Manufacturing Company. It has the full-length 30-1/2 inch fullered blade. The blade has a gray tone with a some of the etching still visible on both sides. At the base of the back side of the blade it has the scripted lettering at the hilt reading "N.P. Ames / Cutler / Springfield". They utilized this marking from 1834 through 1848. This marking lets us know that it is the correct timeframe to have been used during the Mexican American War. The width and form of the blade are correct for being Mexican War in production. The handle of the sword really makes this one stand out. It has the massive brass patriotic spread wing eagle and shield making up the crossguard. It has the matching eagle image on each side of the crossguard. The handle of the sword has the design that the ribbed polished bone that has a gorgeous milky tan color all over. The top of the sword is joined together using a knight's head pommel cap. The sword is accompanied by the original brass scabbard with the ornately carved foliage patterns on one side of the scabbard. The scabbard has all three of the rings intact as well as the stud on the top mount in case the soldier wanted to use the sword with a shoulder belt rig. On the bottom of the scabbard it has the original brass drag. The throat of the scabbard is still nicely intact at the top of the scabbard. This is a great looking piece from all angles.

Item #: B1948
Shipping Weight: 15 lbs
Your Price:$1,450.00 USD
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