1860 Model US Cavalry Sabre, Ames, Dated
In very good condition, a superb United States Civil War cavalry
sabre that clearly has seen use.
This is an early US Civil War cavalry sabre, made in 1861 when
the war started, and has clear signs of use (multiple stirrup dings
to the front of the scabbard) and some nicks to the cutting edge
of the blade. The maker's name is virtually worn away from the sheathing
and drawing of this sword. Marked US CCG (inspector G. G. Sanders)
1861. It has been around, and for sure has seen battle against the
Southern Confederate States.
The 34 1/2 inch blade is very good, clear signs it has been sharpened
more than once, the tip area beginning to show some signs of thinning,
though it is still strong and sound. The blade in very good condition
with some evocative nicks. The hilt is in good shape with much of
the gilt still present. The grip is original and has a large horizontal
crack down one side, typical of something once saturated in sweat
and then left to dry. The twisted grip wire is a later replacement.
The sword sheathes and draws very well, though the multiple dings
do bite and hold a little. The scabbard is marked with number at
the top and throat band. Some believed original paint remains.
A great US civil war sword for only £(sorry, too late, now
sold - but we will divulge the original sales price for a small
fee). Further / large images available upon request. Please quote
item reference number F29 (869).