These are seen held by US and militia officers in period daguerreotypes. The blade is 32 inches long, double edged, with a spear point The etching is visible.
The firm name, however, is clearly stamped on engraved brass scabbard. The scabbard is in nice shape presentation grade. The hilt consists of a knighthead pommel and mother of pearls grips. The chainlink knuckleguard linked to pommel and crossguard is intact.
This is a nice sword of the Mexican War period also used during Civil War with patriotic motifs made by the most famous American sword maker. Ames is probably the most desirable maker amongst American sword collectors. All things considered equal, these swords will almost certainly command a premium above their counterparts.There is much already written about the The Ames Sword Company (herein referred to as "Ames"). Civil War Cavalry & Artillery Sabers. The Ames Sword Company 1835 - 1865. By John Hamilton, will cover most of the collector's curiosities. Approximate Manufacture locations & Dates Found on Ames Swords.
The item "AMERICAN MEXICAN WAR CIVIL WAR AMES OFFICER SWORD INTER BELLUM PERIOD C 1848-60" is in sale since Wednesday, January 27, 2021. 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.