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This fake has incorrect maker markings, which do not match any ever used by Ames.  They are also stamped  in the wrong direction.  The eagle in the pommel cap is wrong in its design.  The birds beak is too wide and the design of the shield is wrong.  The revets are not properly aligned and are made of zinc, thus the silver color.   Mainly look at the pommel cap and the eagle design.  This will also apply the  the Short Artillery Foot Sword.