Antique Mexican-American War - Civil War Period U.S. Model 1840 Cavalry Sword
Antique Mexican-American War - Civil War Period U.S. Model 1840 Cavalry Sword, dated 1845. 35.5" single-edge blade marked on the ricasso with remnants of the mark and dated "1845" and on the other side "U.S." over "N. W. P.". The brass guard has a break in one of the branches otherwise intact and has a dark yellow to olive color age patina and the pommel is marked "N. W. P." "6 or 9" and "- Co J". The twisted brass wire (approx. 45% remaining) and leather (approx. 20% remaining) covering the wood grip is worn. The blade is missing the very tip and has rust age spot patina. Metal scabbard is missing the last 9" including the drag.
Note:The Mexican–American War, also known in the United States as the Mexican War and in Mexico as the Intervención Estadounidense en México (United States intervention in Mexico), was an armed conflict between the United States and Mexico from 1846 to 1848.