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Ames Militia Officers Sword ~ Presentation Grade   Ames Militia Officers Sword ~ Presentation Grade
Mfg. between 1850-1860. Blade has all of the original etching visible but is getting light ~ as is usual. "Ames Mfg Co / Chicopee / Mass" etching is visible. Brass guard is an unusual pattern not often seen and has typical the helmet head pommel and chain. All retain approx. 95% original gold gilt. Mother of Pearl plaque grips are in excellent condition with the original twisted wire wrap. Brass scabbard is highly engraved and retains approx. 90% of its original gold wash. Scabbard is Ames maker marked and had two dents near the drag - one on the front and one matching on the back. A high quality sword.
$3800.00 - E330 Details
Horstmann Cavalry Officers Sabre   Horstmann Cavalry Officers Sabre
Mfg. by W.H. Horstmann & Sons, Phila., PA. Blade has a few minor nicks or battle scars on the blade edge will all etching visible but is lacking the frosting. Blade is rust free.  Brass hilt is of a standard design with a good shagreen grip and wrap.  Steel scabbard is dent free and has a nice aged patina. A very nice example.
$3500.00 - E348 Details
M1832 Ames Artillery Short Sword with White Buff Belt, 2-Piece US Buckle & Frog   M1832 Ames Artillery Short Sword with White Buff Belt, 2-Piece US Buckle & Frog
Sword blade is in extra fine condition with very sharp markings and inspection.  Solid brass hilt has sharp inspection and markings and in excellent condition. Leather scabbard is in fine condition with no breaks or tears but has some flaking of leather finish near the drag. White buff belt is immaculate - the best we've ever had.
SOLD$5295.00 - E336 Details
M1833 Ames Dragoon Sabre Dated 1837   M1833 Ames Dragoon Sabre Dated 1837
Blade is in excellent condition with only very minor nicks along blade edge. Blade is etched "NP Ames / Cutler / Springfield / 1837" with a "JM" inspection and "United States" on the obverse. Engraving is sharp and clear and in fine condition.  Original leather ricasso washer in tact. Brass guard is in excellent condition with "ORD / H.K.C." on the quillion with "TW" inspection. This is a federal contract not a state contract. Leather grip with twisted wire wrap is in excellent condition. Steel scabbard is inspected "HKC / ORD" on the drag with a few light dents on the body.  A nice patina overall.  One of the best we have offered!
SOLD$3495.00 - E349 Details
M1840 Ames Calvary Saber   M1840 Ames Calvary Saber
This saber is dated 1855. Mfg. by Ames Mfg. Co, Chicopee, Mass. The blade has taken on a dark patina with no nicks or rust.  All markings are sharp and clear. Inspectors marks on the blade and pommel cap.The ricasso washer is orig.  The brass guard has a nice patina with the grip and wire being tight to the blade. The scabbard is dark with no dents. A nice wristbreaker.
$1895.00 - F279 Details
M1840 Ames Cavalry Sabre Dated 1845   M1840 Ames Cavalry Sabre Dated 1845
Blade is in fine condition with 85% of its original bright finish. Stampings and inspection on blade are sharp and clear. Brass hilt is excellent with a nice mellow patina overall.  Leather grip and twisted wire wrap are also in fine condition.  Steel scabbard has one very small push near the drag with a dark brown patina overall. For an Ames Collector this is a Must Have!!!  PRICE REDUCED TO $2295.00.
$2295.00 - JS384 Details
M1840 Ames Cavalry Sabre Dated 1848   M1840 Ames Cavalry Sabre Dated 1848
Blade is in fine condition showing some surface spotting but no rust of imperfections. Blade is nick free.  Markings are sharp and clear. Guard has an excellent uncleaned patina.  Grip and wire are in excellent condition. Pommel cap shows sharp inspection marks.  Steel scabbard is in fine condition with 2 small dents near the drag. Drag is also inspected..
$3195.00 - E341 Details
M1840 Ames Musician's Sword d1864   M1840 Ames Musician's Sword d1864
This sword blade is in vg condition with clear markings. The blade and guard has inspector marks. The leather scabbard is complete and not broken but is weak in the middle. All leather scabbards require you to take the sword out vertically or laying on a  flat surface. The brass tips add more weight than the leather can hold with the sword removed.
$475.00 - E152 Details
M1840 Ames Musicians Sword   M1840 Ames Musicians Sword

Dated 1863  and mfg'd by Ames this sword id in VG condition with scabbard. The blade has the orig. bright polish with no rust or pittingl. The hilt has about 50% of the gold wash. The scabbard is in VG condition. Nice honest sword.

 


$595.00 - E359 Details
M1840 Calvary Saber by Shelble & Fisher   M1840 Calvary Saber by Shelble & Fisher
A heavy cav saber with a knockout blade. Mfg marks of Sheble & Fisher, Philad. are clear. The hilt is in fine condition with a orig ricasso washer intact. The grip has be redone and is very nice and correct. The scabbard is orig and in great condition. A nice sword at a very good price.
$1695.00 - E358 Details
M1840 Cavalry Sabre   M1840 Cavalry Sabre
Blade is exceptionally nice with no pitting and approx. 85% of the original polish.  The blade address "C. Hammond" is very good. The Brass hilt has a nice patina and is not bent, but is a little loose and can easily be tightened.  The leather covered grip is in very good condition and tight showing a little handling wear with one piece of wire missing (a small piece, being the second from the top, as shown in the picture). The remainder of the wire is tight. The scabbard has a nice dark patina with only one very small push near the drag. A reference for C. Hammond can be found in Confederate Edged Weapons, by Albaugh page 64 and in Civil War Cavalry and Artillery Sabres, by Thillmann.  Either way, this is a very rare maker.
$2795.00 - E298 Details
M1840 Cavalry Sabre Mfg. by Sheble & Fisher, Phila.   M1840 Cavalry Sabre Mfg. by Sheble & Fisher, Phila.
Blade is in fine condition with no pitting or nicks. It shows high polish with good sharp markings. The leather grip and wire wrap are 100% in tact and tight. The leather ricasso washer is 100% and original. Scabbard has a nice patina and no dents. A very nice wristbreaker.
$2195.00 - E304 Details
M1840 Tiffany Cavalry Sabre   M1840 Tiffany Cavalry Sabre
Blade is in fine condition with approx. 85% of it's original polish with 2 very minor nicks on blade edge. Blade markings are sharp and clear. Iron hilt is in fine condition developing a nice tan patina overall.  Leather grip and twisted wire wrap are in fine condition and tight. Iron scabbard is also very nice with a few very minor carrying dings.
SOLD$1895.00 - E322 Details
M1850 Ames Foot Officer Sword   M1850 Ames Foot Officer Sword
This sword  blade is 99% with its orig. etching and frosting. It has not pitting or discoloration. The guard has 99% of its orig gold wash. The shagrin handle is excellant. The leather scabbard has brass mounts with gold wash. The drag has a few very minor dings. The leather is in fine condition. the top mount has Ames MFG. CO. over Chicopee over Mass. stamped on it. There are no negatives with this sword.
SOLD$4795.00 - E357 Details
M1850 Foot Officers Sword Unmarked   M1850 Foot Officers Sword Unmarked
A pristine example of a Foot Officers Sword with a 98% condition blade.  Hilt retains 95% of original gold gilt. Sharkskin grip and wire wrap are in excellent condition. Scabbard Leather has minor surface flaking but strong. Brass mounts and drag are in 95% condition. Here's a chance to own a pristine Foot Officers Sword for thousands less than you would pay for an Ames in the same condition. A rare opportunity.
$2850.00 - E240 Details
M1850 Staff & Field ID to Col A.L.Anderson   M1850 Staff & Field ID to Col A.L.Anderson

ID to Col A.L. Anderson  8th California Infantry
Born Mar 18,1837 in Dayton Ohio

Col Anderson was  a graduate of the USMA in 1854 and stayed in the reg Army with regular promotions becoming a Col. on March 10,1865. What is unusual about this presentation is that it reads "Presented to Col A.S. Anderson by the officers of his regiment, March 10,1865." This is the same day he assumes command of the regt. Verified in the records that go with the sword. Also his signature on wartime correspondence looks exactly like A.S. Anderson. There are no other officers even close to his name. There is no doubt that this was an error on the part of the officers of his new regt. as they probably used early March correspondence before he arrived at his new command. He retired in Jan 7,1867 as a Brig. General
This sword is untouched in condition and bought from a man whose father got the sword years ago when they lived in Ohio. This sword has never been offered on the market .

The condition is uncleaned  and complete.
Records Included


SOLD$3695.00 - E353 Details
M1850 Staff and Field - Unmarked   M1850 Staff and Field - Unmarked
Blade is in fine condition with very minor pitting towards tip.  Acid etching on both sides is in fine condition with only minor loss of the etched frosting.  Shark skin grip is complete and tight showing a normal wear pattern. Original leather ricasso washer is in tact. Brass handle and guard show approx. 30% of original gilt.  Scabbard is in overall fine condition with only minor wear to the original brown lacquered finish.  Brass mounts and throat are in fine condition with a few very minor dings on the drag. A Quality Staff & Field.

SOLD$3250.00 - 10-397 Details
M1860 Ames Calvary Saber Dated 1864   M1860 Ames Calvary Saber Dated 1864
The blade is in good condition with no nicks or rust. The markings are clear with inspector marks on the blade and pommel cap. The ricasso washer is orig. The leather grip and wire are vg condiition and tight. The brass hilt has a nice patina and is tight on the blade. The steel scabbard has been cleaned at some time and ahs inspector marks on the drag and no dents.
$1195.00 - F354 Details
M1860 Ames Cavalry Sabre Dated 1864   M1860 Ames Cavalry Sabre Dated 1864
Blade is in excellent condition with its original bright polish and no nicks or rust. Blade is inspected and dated 1864. All markings are sharp and clear. Leather ricasso washer is 100% and in tact.  Leather grip and grip wire are in excellent condition and tight. Brass guard has never been polished and has a beautiful mustard patina. Pommel cap has "ADK" inspection. Scabbard is rust free and in fine condition with one small dent near the drag. Drag has "J.F." inspection.  A very fine example.
SOLD$2100.00 - E332 Details
M1860 Ames Naval Cutlass   M1860 Ames Naval Cutlass
Brass counter guard basket has nice mustard yellow patina with very minor denting. Blade has nice dark patina with minor rusting. Light but legible 1862 stamp. Leather handle approx. 85% with wire wrap missing as usual. Leather scabbard is complete with riveting and approx. 1/4" shrinkage to blade length - has weak spot near tip but not broken.
$1495.00 - E158 Details
M1860 Mansfield & Lamb Calvary Saber d1865   M1860 Mansfield & Lamb Calvary Saber d1865

The blade has never been cleaned and has no nick. The markings are sharp with inspectors marks on the blade and pommel cap. The leather ricasso washer is orig. The leather grip is very good and the wire is tight. The pommel cap has the letter K/ 65 stamped on it. Company and trooper. The steel scabbard has one small dent between the carrying rings. The brass has a nice mellow patina.


$1195.00 - 10-334 Details
Pattern 1853 British Calvary Sabre by Mole   Pattern 1853 British Calvary Sabre by Mole
A Pattern 1853  by Robert Mole & Sons, Birmingham England. Brass hilted and probably mfg. to fill a confederate contract. The blade is near mint with a few finger smudge discolorations near the hilt. The brass hilt is uncleaned brass and shows light wear. The grip is checkered leather and all orig. along with the orig.leather throat riccaso washer. The iron scabbard is in exc. condition with an uncleaned patina overall. Mole is marked on the spine of the blade at the hilt. An exc. example of a probable confederate contract sabre.
SOLD$2895.00 - E360 Details
Union Bowie Knife   Union Bowie Knife
MFG.by Alexander / Sheffield.  Larger knife than usually  encountered in this style. Overall size is 12"  with the blade measuring 7 1/2". Well made, heavy weight Bowie with American patriotic motifs on the die stamped german silver mounts. Marked parallel to the spear point blade is a small American shield between two large N Y. The blade is etched with fancy scroll and in between " The American Pride over Equal Laws, Equal Rights over And Justice To All. The etching is light but there. The grips are dark horn. The scabbard is hard paper covered with Red Morrocan Leather with a NY stamp matching the blade.  A german silver throat mount with the tip mount missing.  These scabbards were very frail and why most are missing or replaced with a leather or tin scabbard. Tlhis same style NY Bowie can be found on pg. 367 of the The Bowie Knife by Norm Flayderman. One of the best I have ever had over the years.
SOLD$2795.00 - E356 Details


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