CIVIL WAR AMES M 1850 STAFF & FIELD PRESENTATION GRADE OFFICER'S SWORD VERY RARE. THERE WERE ONLY 50 MADE DURING THE CIVIL WAR WITH NO DATE NO INSPECTOR MARKS, ACCORDING TO JOHN H.Here is a beautiful sword that is in wonderful condition. This is the classic Staff & Field officer's sword that was made for High Ranking officer's during the Civil War. This one was made by the most famous of all Civil War manufacturers, the Ames Sword Company of Chicopee, Massachusetts. It is clearly marked by them on the scabbard as well as being etched on the blade.
The blade is full-length with gorgeous etching from the factory with a superb amount of the original frosting still present. It is accentuated with floral and geometric designs.On the back side of the blade it has the bold US letters. The sword grip is equally as impressive. It has 100% of the original sharkskin grip intact with beautiful color.
Each strand of the original double twist brass wire is present with a gorgeous look. The sword is accompanied by the original black metal and brass scabbard. It has beautiful color all over with gorgeous gold gilding still remaining on the brass.The Ames mark is clear as a bell on the top mount. You can see that the gilt brass mounts sport the leaf design decoration with applied chased wreaths at the end of each mount. The scabbard is solid as a rock. It is a solid addition to any edged weapons collection. The item "AMERICAN CIVIL WAR AMES M 1850 STAFF & FIELD HIGH GRADE OFFICER SWORD FEW MADE" is in sale since Friday, November 16, 2018. This item is in the category "Collectibles\Militaria\Civil War (1861-65)\Original Period Items\Edged Weapons". The seller is "rachelemandelgallery" and is located in Chicago Heights, Illinois. This item can be shipped worldwide.