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 PRESENTATION GRADE HIGH OFFICER SWORD C 1840-48" is in sale since Thursday, April 4, 2019. This item is in the category "Collectibles\Militaria\1784-1860\Original Period Items". The seller is "rachelemandelgallery" and is located in Chicago Heights, Illinois. This item can be shipped worldwide.