1860 Model Ames US Civil War Cavalry Sabre
/ Sword (sold)
An issued 1860 model, Ames made, US Civil War cavalry sabre with
This is 100% authentic, guaranteed. Be careful, the vast majority
of 1860M US cavalry sabres are post Civil War reproductions. This
is 100% original and authentic, dated 1865. The drag of the scabbard
is stamped with the rack number "50", the upper scabbard
fitting stamped with the number "2", indicating for the
US (Union) 2nd Cavalry Regiment (formally the US 2nd Dragoons).
The blade has been period sharpened (you can tell from the patina
between the grinding lines). This sword was held by a real Union
/ US cavalryman at the end of the US Civil War. The blade is correctly
marked to the Ames Manufacturing Company in Chicopee one side to
the forte, "US" plus inspector's marking "G K C"
(George K. Charter) plus "1865" to the other.
The impressive 34 3/4 inch blade is in good condition and firm
in the hilt. The brass hilt has suffered with some buckling as is
common / to be expected with issued weapons, but is sound and the
slight damage does not detract from the weapon, far from it. The
leather grip is in good condition, though the brass grip wire is
gone (very easily replaced). Further / large images available upon
request. The item reference number is 987.