Edged Weapons -

Model 1840 Light Artillery Saber by Ames
Item #: AA2644
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This is a Model 1840 Light Artillery Saber from the Civil War era. This sword has an overall length of 37 3/4", with a blade length of 32". The steeply swept blade has a dark steel gray patina across the entire length, free of any pitting or mars. The edge has a few small nicks along the blade, felt more than seen. The reverse ricasso is stamped Made by/AMES Mfg Co./CHICOPEE/Mass. The obverse side is stamped U.S./J.C.W./1865. The original leather washer is still present at the hilt. The hilt is made of brass and has a single knucklebow with the initials A.D.K. stamped on the reverse side. The quillion is unmarked and has no ornamental engraving, the same is true of the pommel cap. The peen remains undisturbed. The wooden grip is still covered in the original leather, which shows honest wear from everyday use. The double strand brass wire is still tight to the wrap. All the brass has taken on an aged mustard yellow patina. This Ames Model 1840 Light Artillery Saber does not come with a scabbard. Overall this is a good condition example of a Light Artillery Saber used during the Civil War. These swords were more of a traditional item than a combat weapon. If you collect "Red Legs" items this one will do your collection some justice!
Shipping Weight: 4 lbs
Your Price $325.00 USD