Antique Civil War Period Cavalry Sword by AMES, Dated 1864

$ 550.00

Antique Civil War Period Model 1860 Cavalry Sword, dated 1864.  34.75" single-edge blade marked on the ricasso "U.S." over "C.E.W." over "1864" and on the other side "AMES SWORD WORKS, CHICOPEE, MASS".  The brass guard is intact and has a dark yellow to olive color age patina with the pommel marked "C.E.W." and "J H".  75% of the twisted brass wire and leather covering the wood grip remains.  The blade has areas of age patina.  The metal scabbard is missing the throat piece and has a few dents.  A good example with great markings.