RARE 1852 PATTERN NAVAL OFFICERS AMES SWORD DATED AND INSPECTED. Features a slightly curved single edge blade with wide, shallow fuller and narrow deep full on each side. Both sides feature 16-1/2 panels of etched decoration.The right side with a stand of arms and a USN flag, a vacant plaque with a star border, a fouled anchor with patriotic shield and etched near the ricasso Ames Mfg. This superb example is one the first 500. The blade dated 1852 and inspector's cartouches on the reverse side "P" over R. " The opposite side features a rope intertwined with oak leaves and acorns, a "U. Banner, a fouled anchor and an eagle perched on a cannon. Standard gilt brass Model 1852 hilt with pierced guard chased with USN banner and oak leaves and acorns in high relief. The quillon is a chased dolphin's head. Grips is wrapped with white sharkskin and twisted gilt brass wire. Complete with its original black leather scabbard with gilt brass mounts featuring relief knot ring mounts and serpent at drag. Blade retains almost all of its original polish with a few scattered light grey spots. The hilt retains approximately 80% gilt finish. Scabbard has excellent original leather but broken and re-taped near the drag (please see the image). Blade Length: 29" Overall Length: 35 - 1/4". The item "RARE 1852 PATTERN NAVAL OFFICERS AMES SWORD DATED 1852 CIVIL WAR AMERICAN SABER" is in sale since Saturday, August 15, 2020. This item is in the category "Collectibles\Militaria\Civil War (1861-65)\Original Period Items\Edged Weapons".
The seller is "civilwardagger" and is located in Charlotte, North Carolina. This item can be shipped to United States.