M1850 Ames Foot Officer's Sword Civil War. Offered is a M1850 Foot Officers Sword manufactured by the Ames Mfg.The pictures show the outstanding condition of this sword but I will also give a detailed description: The hilt still retains most of its gilt but there are areas of untouched patina. The blade is fabulous and would be hard to upgrade. Most of these swords were issued at the beginning of the war and are usually not found in this condition.
The blade still has its original washer and the sword is very tight and balanced. The etching is of the early style variety as the U. The "Ames" address on the blade is clear and legible and all there. The sharkskin grip is all there and in very good condition. The pommel cap is tight and smooth as it should be, untouched and not messed with.The scabbard has all of its original brass mounts and leather. The sword fits and locks easily into the scabbard. The scabbard is tight and the leather in great shape. The "Ames" address is on the top scabbard mount and struck deep and legible. My pictures to not give this item justice and cannot display the true beauty of this sword. The item "An Excellent Ames Foot Officer's Saber M1850 Civil War Sword US American Sword" is in sale since Wednesday, August 5, 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.