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These are photos of a modern copy, reproduction and fake Ames M1860 Cavalry saber.  The hilt and pommel cap do not conform to the exact specification of the Civil War period saber, which is shown in the bottom set of photos.  Look at the grip and you can see the difference in grip material (leather) and the wire and the high pommel cap compared to the original.  Also, note the poor quality of the Ames markings on the copy compared to the original.  The font is incorrect and not properly stamped into the blade.  The Ames marks are not period and right justified. Also, the scabbard is a pattern 1840 copy with the large drag toe. 



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