Union Edge Weapons





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U813. MODEL 1833 DRAGOON SABER, 1834 DATED: This is one of the most elusive examples of the Model 1833 Dragoon Saber besides those issued to Southern States. It is the 1834 dated saber with United States Dragoon etched on the blade. The original government contract called for 1000 sabers with scabbard to be delivered by November 1. 1834, which Ames completed. The sabers delivered in 1834, 1835 and 1836 were etched United States Dragoon, and those delivered in 1837 and 1839 were etching United Stated. This example is the enlisted version with the steel scabbard. The grip is missing the original dragoon wire and 50% original leather. The blade washer is original and the 34-inch blade is bright with the maker mark faint but readable: N.P. Ames Cutler Springfield 1834. The inspector mark is under the blade washer and the marking is hard to photograph but readable with magnification. The scabbard is the correct lighter version with the split rings and has proper marks on the drag with a nice brown patina. $1700.00


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U921. RARE! - M1850 FOOT OFFICER’S SWORD – SCHNITZLER & KIRSCHBAUM (S&K): Schnitzler & Kirschbaum (S&K) M1850 Foot Officer’s sword are rare to find. The hilt has a mellow patina with traced of original gold wash; is tight; retains 100% original sharkskin grip and triple-strand wire. The blade is firm although the leather washer is gone. The 31 1/2-inch blade has never been cleaned and retains strong etching with some original frosting under a gray patina and slight salt & pepper spotting. It has never been sharpened and has a sharp point. The blade is Schnitzler & Kirschbaum Solingen marked with “IRON PROOF” on the spine. The black leather scabbard has expected crazing, but is solid and complete with all original mounts and screws. This is a great example of a rarely seen S&K M1850 Foot Officer’s sword.$1500.00


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U963. WESTERN FRONTIER / INDIAN WAR PERIOD - CLIP POINT BOWIE: This is a Western Frontier – Indian War period Clip-point Bowie, which was made from a #12 meat cleaver made by H. Ehrlich & Son / St. Joseph Mo. as marked on the blade.  A blacksmith did an outstanding job converting a meat cleaver into a large fighting knife with a strong leather sheath.  H. Ehrlich & Son may have been in business during the Civil War, but can only find a commercial date of 1870. The knife is 17 1/2 inches long with a 6-inch walnut slabbed grip; 5-inch S-Guard; 11 1/4 X 2 3/8-inch-wide blade with a 5 ½ inch clip-point. The blade has great filing marks and was period sharpened, and there are filling marks on the wood where it was shaped. A steel cross-guard and ferrule were added and have matching patina to the blade. The grip is tight with two original steel pins. The sheath fits perfect to the blade, has 100% stitching and three period brass rivets. The patina is simply great! Shipping & Insurance included. $2100.00


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U974. PRESENTATION-GRADE SAUERBIER TYPE-1 CAVALRY OFFICER’S SABER, BRASS SCABBARD: This is a Presentation-Grade Sauerbier Type-1 Cavalry Officer’s saber, with a gold-washed brass scabbard. The type-1 heavy style hilt has very ornate chase work with much original gold wash and it tight, with a brown leather grip with triple-strand wire. The blade is held tight with the original leather blade washer, and has detailed light etching but no maker mark, which is not needed to identify the maker because of all the unique features of a Sauerbier product. The brass scabbard is complete with the original throat piece and high-grade large mounts and retains much of the original gold wash.  Simply a beautiful looking saber. $2900.00


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U983. MODEL 1840 CAVALRY OFFICERS SABER- MEXICAN WAR – CIVIL WAR: This is an early Model 1840 Cavalry Officers saber that is maker marked “W.S & C” for Wilhelm Schmolz & Co. Solingen. He was in business from 1813 – 1861, which makes this both a Mexican War and early Civil War saber, and is very rare. Another indication it is an early saber is the plain symple etching. The etched panels depict panoplies of arms and flags, mixed with floral scrolls, drums and canons, and a center panel with the words “Damast Stahl” (Damask Steel) or Damascus steel. Interestingly, the etched motifs do not have a “US”, “Eagle” or “E Pluribus Unum” anywhere on the blade. This is similar to the early Horstman Cavalry Officer sabers. Most unusual is the original clip-point tip. The guard is very ornate with chase work on both sides of each branch, and the inside of the guard, and a fancy pommel cap with a US shield and an ornate chased worked top. The grip retains 100% original shark skin grip and triple-stand gold washed wire. The German Silver scabbard is complete with all fancy mounts, both rings and screws, and brass throat piece; and retain much original gold wash. This is a wonderful example of and early Model 1840 Cavalry Officers sword. Shipping & Insurance included. $2500.00


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U987. MODEL 1850 FOOT OFFICERS SWORD, LARGE HIGH-GRADE HILT & BRASS PLATED STEEL SCABBARD: This is a Model 1850 Foot Officers sword with a large High-Grade hilt, which could be considered a Staff & Field sword. The hilt on this sword is a higher quality designed often found on special order swords retailed by dealers like Tiffany, Ball & Black, Bailey & Co. and Horstman. The guard is larger than the standard version with more detail & design, and a fancy pommel cap. This grip retains 95% of the original shark skin and 100% original twisted wire. The blade is maker marked with F.H within a dot oval: F. Horster, Solingen. It has very strong etching with some original frosting under a gray patina. The scabbard is brass plated steel and firmly fits the blade, tt is very unusual and no doubt was a special order. Shipping & Insurance included. $2300.00


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A113. CIVIL WAR - MODEL 1860 STAFF OFFICERS SWORD, EMERSON & SILVER: The Civil War Model 1860 Staff Officers' sword is a sword used by officers of the Staff and General Officers, but because of its smaller size and lighter weight, many officers continued to carry the older Model 1850 Staff & FIeld sword. As a result, Civil War period 1860 Staff Officers' swords are quite scarce compaired to the post war version. The majority of Civil War versions have a reverse turn-down claim shell, and a plain scabbard with top single-ring mounts and a plain simple drag. Post war version all have a double-ring top mount, a center ring mount, an ornate decorated drag, and a fancy reveral claim shell, or none at all.

This is a high-grade Civil War period Model 1860 Staff Officer sword made by Emerson & Silver, New Jersey. The hilt has a horn grip with original twisted wire with a turn-down counter guard. It retains 95% plus original gold wash and is tight. The blade has the Emerson & Silver Key-Stone maker marks and has original frosty etching. The scabbard is bright steel with all original mounts and twisted rope rings, and the plan drag shows some wear indicating the sword was carried. Shipping and Insurance included. $1600.00


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A114. CIVIL WAR - MODEL 1860 STAFF OFFICERS' SWORD: The Civil War Model 1860 Staff Officers' sword is a sword used by officers of the Staff and General Officers, but because of its smaller size and lighter weight, many officers continued to carry the older Model 1850 Staff & FIeld sword. As a result, Civil War period 1860 Staff Officers' swords are quite scarce compaired to the post war version. The majority of Civil War versions have a reverse turn-down claim shell, and a plain scabbard with top single-ring mounts and a plain simple drag. Post war version all have a double-ring top mount, a center ring mount, an ornate decorated drag, and a fancy reveral claim shell, or none at all.

This example in an early French import with the Amercan Eagle on the front and a turn down reverse claim shell, and the correct scabbard for the Civil War. It is most likely and early war version retailed before others were produced by American makers and as such is very scarce. Shipping and Insurance included. $900.00


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A130. MODEL 1852 NAVAL OFFICERS SWORD – W. CLAUBERG: This is a Model 1852 Naval Officers sword made be W. Clauberg, Solingen. I suspect it is a late war production because the maker die stamp was worn and some of the letters are weakly struck. The sword shows wear, but is in great condition with a tight hilt; 100% original white shark-skin grip and triple wire; the original red felt blade washer; a strong and complete scabbard with all original mounts; and a frosty blade with deep etching, though it has some areas of salt & pepper dark spots.  The top mount has some movement, but the middle and drag are tight. The Union navy was smaller than the Army and therefore there are fewer M1852 Naval Officers swords then those carried by officers in the field. Shipping & Insurance is included. $1700.00


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A138. BENT & BUSH MARKED NCO - MUSICIAN SWORD, POSSIBLY MARINE CORPS: During the Civil War, the Marine Corps was very small in size compared to the other military services, and Civil War period Marine swords are rare.  Most Marine Corps swords of this period were produced by Horstmann and that company is well known for marking their product. Horstmann had the first contract in early 1859 and the second contract went to Ames in November 1859, and Horstmann got the third contract in 1861. After that, Bent & Bush received all Marine Corps sword contracts for the remainder of the war. This sword may possibly be an example of a sword fabricated by Bent & Bush to meet the contract for the Marine Corps.  To date, it is the only know example of this pattern with a Bent & Bush marked blade. The hilt is originally for a M1860 Staff Officers sword in which Bent & Bush removed all the high relief from the pommel, front shield and guard, and kept the original shark-skin grip, but removed the reverse guard.  The 29 1/2-inch plain blade is Bent & Bush marked and is housed in a black finished metal scabbard with a brass frog-pin top mount and a brass drag. The blade washer is gone resulting in a little wiggle movement of the guard. The sword is designed for an NCO or Musician, and being Bent & Bush marked may be an early attempt by the company to fill the Civil War contract for the Marine Corp or a militia unit. Either way, it is a rare sword. $450.00


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A149. AMES – MODEL 1861 NAVAL CULTASS & FROG: This is an Ames Model 1861 Naval Cutlass complete with original scabbard and carry frog. The blade is bright with a few minor nicks; is Ames marked as well as U. S. N and dated 1863, and retains the original blade washer. The basket hilt has some expected dents and is tight, and the grip is 100% original. After the Navy received the first shipments, they modified the order to remove the wire, so these later dated examples should have no wire. The scabbard is amazing with all original rivets; is solid, and has a strong tip. The cutlass came with an original Naval cutlass carry frog. This is an outstanding example of a U.S.N marked Ames Model 1861 Cutlass with a complete and strong scabbard and the carry frog. Shipping & insurance included.$1200.00


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A153. TIFFANY - M1850 FOOT OFFICER SWORD: This is a Model 1850 Foot Officer Sword retailed by Tiffany of New York.  It is an import Civil War sword marked "PDL" for Peter D. Luneschloss of Solingen. It is in great condition and complete with the original scabbard. The hilt is tight and the grip retains 100% original sharkskin and twisted wire, and the original red felt blade washer holds the blade in place. The blade is “PDL” maker marked with the letter “E” and the ribbon “WARRANTED TO CUT – WROUGHT IRON” on one side, and the Tiffany New York retailer mark on other. Both the “US” and “Eagle” center panels are crisp with much original frosting, and the blade is bright and never sharpened. The scabbard is strong with expected crazing and has all original mounts and screws. On the reverse side above the middle mount is the name F.DEECKEN over NEW YORK. He was a maker of leather goods in NY and was in business only a short number of years. Shipping & Insurance included.$2100.00


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A159. P. S. JUSTICE CAVALRY OFFICER’S SABER - SCHUYLER, HARTLEY & GRAHAM RETAILED: One of the rarest early Civil War cavalry officer’s sabers are those made by P.S. Justice, Philadelphia, and to date there are less than a dozen known examples. This is an unmarked version which was etched and retailed by Schuler, Hartley & Graham, New York.  It has all the traits of a Justice officer’s saber: plain pommel cap and guard; sharkskin grip with one strand of twisted brass wire; a scabbard with a brass tulip throat and thin ornate & fancy ring mounts and drag. Normally, the Justice blade are plane, but this one is etched by Schuler, Hartley & Graham, New York, making it even more rare! This saber is often missing from most advance collections. I saw one for sale and prices over $5500.00. Shipping and Insurance included. $2900.00


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A164. GOLD ETCHED BLADE - NON-REGULATION OFFICER'S SWORD & SCABBARD: This Non-Regulation officer’s sword patterned after the 1822 & 1845 British officer's swords was made by Clauberg of Solingen, Prussia, and was very popular among officers. The slightly curved blade is approximately 32 1/2 inches long with gold etching about half the length; stands of arms; "U.S."; eagle and shield; and a representation of Artemis and Justice just above the mark "W/CLAUBERG/knight/SOLINGEN" with inset "PROVED/+". The spine features a gilt leafy vine and "IRON PROOF". The iron openwork guard features floral scroll and the pommel is of the Phrygian helmet style. The grip is wire-wrapped black shark skin and 100% original. The iron scabbard is complete with two hanging rings and a drag. The sword is in exceptional condition with untouched patina. Shipping & Insurance included. $2900.00


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A165. MODEL 1853 ENFIELD SABER: This is a Model 1853 Enfield Saber with a steel guard and pressed leather grips.  It is in great condition with no issues. There are no marks on the side of the blade and only the number 13 on the top of the spine, but no maker mark. The initials "RHP" are on the quillion and the top of the scabbard; however, there are no other marks to help in an identification. Shipping & Insurance included. $1300.00


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A177. AMES MODEL 1832 SHORT FOOT ARTILLERY SWORD, DATED 1834: This Ames Model 1832 Short Foot Artillery sword was made in the third year of production, in which 2400 were ordered: 1834. This makes it a two-war sword: the Mexican-American War & the Civil War, and as such, many show heavy use. The brass hilt is tight and inspected on the underside & maker marked: “J.M” / “S.HUSE NEWBERRYPORT” / “H.K.C” in an oval. The blade is maker marked with the Eagle above “N. P. AMES” “SPRINGFIELD” and on the opposite side “UNITED STATES” above 1834. The blade has a nice even gray patina with some light pitting and dark spots, but overall is in great condition considering it saw 31 years of service by 1865. The scabbard is in great condition with both brass mounts and all rivets. The leather is strong and complete with expected crazing, and has no weak spots or breaks. It is also inspected “JH” & “WAJ” on the drag tip. Shipping & Insurance included. $1200.00


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A207. CLAUBERG – MODEL 1840 CAVALRY OFFICERS SABER: This is a Clauberg Model 1840 HeavyCavalry Officer saber, which where carried by Union Cavalry Officers in both the Mexican-American & American Civil War. This example show wear, but not abuse, and is in great condition. The brass hilt and pommel cap have a pleasing patina, and the ray-skin grip shows wear and is missing some of the smaller side wire, but retains 100% original copper dragoon wire. The blade washer is missing; however, the saber is tight. The blade is triple Clauberg maker make, which is extremely rare: W. CLAUBERG SOLINGEN stamped on the left side; W. CLAUBERG SOLINGEN etched on the right side; and Clauberg KNIGHT Stamp. The spin of the blade is etched IRON PROOF. The body of the original scabbard has a nice even brown patina with brass rings and mounts, and the drag shows wear.  It also has the original throat piece with the original retention rivet. The blade was never sharpened and the etching is strong, but shows some wear.  Overall, this is a great example of a Model 1840 Cavalry Officers saber. Shipping & Insurance included. $1300.00


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A209. RARE! - SAUERBIER MODEL 1852 NAVAL OFFICERS SWORD: Sauerbier Model 1852 Naval Officers swords are rarely seen, and even more rare with a pewter grip and a metal scabbard. The brass hilt has even patina with a tiny bit of movement; the red blade washer is original; the 28 1/2-inch blade is maker marked with strong etching to include large block letters “U.S.N.” and “E. PLURIBUS UNUM” with an anchor on the opposite side. The scabbard is metal and retained all original mounts complete with the screws. Shipping & Insurance included. $2200.00


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A214. SAUERBIER RISING PHOENIX NON-REG S&F METAL SCABBARD: The “Rising Phoenix” guard Non-Regulation Staff & Field sword was only made by two New Jersey sword makers “Emerson & Silver and Sauerbier” and is rarely seen for sale. This example was made by Sauerbier and is complete with the metal scabbard with flame mounts. The hilt is tight with no movement and the brass has great untouched patina. The leather grip is 100% complete, but only the center single stand of wire is complete with a few strands of twisted wire near the pommel cap. The leather blade washer is gone, but the blade is very tight. It has an even gray patina. The blade is Sauerbier maker marked and fully etched with a large U S and spread wing Eagle. The scabbard is complete with all mounts and screws to include a fancy drag, which have traced of original gold wash and nice patina. The scabbard body, retains 100% original blue finish.  Shipping & Insurance included. $2100.00


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A220. M1850 STAFF & FIELD SWORD – KLINGENTHAL FRANCE: This is a Civil War period M1850 Staff & Field sword produced in Klingenthal, France. Swords made in Klingenthal where of the same high quality as those made in Solingen. This sword shows some wear, but was not abused. The hilt it tight with a nice mellow patina with 95% original shark skin grip and 100% original twisted wire. The blade is maker marked at the ricasso and top spine of the blade, and has strong etching. The scabbard is in near-mint condition with 99.9% original black finish and all brass mounts. Often you will see these scabbards in a worn brown condition and to find one like this is rare. Shipping & Insurance included. $1300.00


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A239. NATHAN STARR “1820-1829” MAMELUKE SWORD: This sword was discovered in Virginia and is an early example of a Mameluke sword believed to pre-date the swords officially adopted by the Marine Corps in 1825. The style of the blade and the scabbard have characteristics of swords produced by Nathan Starr who was an early American sword maker from Middletown, Connecticut 1812-1837. He made swords both for the US governments and private purchased by American Officers. This sword would have been a private purchase. Starr died in 1821 and his son discontinued most swords by 1828, which places this sword between 1820-1828. The hilt is steel with ivory grips with a cross-guard with plain eggcorns at the end and floral rivets. As is common with these grips, the ivory is often cracked and missing pieces at the top where the sword hits the officer and his sword rig. This one is also missing the metal ring for the sword knot and one rivet. The pipe-back blade is near-mint with a Damascus style etched blade, which is shaped like a Starr saber. The steel scabbard drag is marked “CT” for Connecticut. The rings are attached to the top of the scabbard with chase work to simulate ring bands. This may be the only known example of a Mameluke sword made by the American sword maker Nathan Starr. Shipping & Insurance included. $3700.00


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A250. MODEL 1841 NAVY CUTLASS BY AMES, DATED 1842: This Model 1841 Ames Naval Cutlass was manufactured in Cabotville Mass by N. P. Ames and is fitted with the 1860 style scabbard for Civil War use. It is marked U.S.N and dated 1842; has a 20 1/2-inch blade with a standard fish scale cast grip with integral pommel displaying the American Eagle on both sides. The quillon is unmarked, and the blade is stamped N. P. Ames / Cabotville and the reverse is U.S.N / 1842. The scabbard is black leather with rivets on the front, very strong with crazing, but no belt. Shipping & Insurance included. $2500.00


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A251. EMERSON & SILVER - HIGH-QUALITY PRESENTATION GRADE STAFF & FIELD SWORD with a NAVAL SCENE: This high-quality presentation grade Staff & Field sword configured by Emerson & Silver Trenton New Jersey, has their unique large German Silver grips and brass scabbard with a Clauberg gold washed blade. The hilt has 100% original gold wash with a rare guard design and a lion-head quillion. The German Silver grip has a presentation field on one side, and a Naval scene of three sailors manning a naval gun from inside a ship. The Clauberg gold wash blade retains much original finish, and the original blade washer holds it tight. The brass scabbard is one of the finest with much original finish; all high relief mounts, and an unetched presentation field. It will be hard to find a nicer example, especially with the Naval Scene on the grip! Shipping & Insurance included $6750.00


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A254. UNIQUE - MODEL 1840 MUSICIAN SWORD: This unique Model 1840 Musician Sword came out of Kentucky. It has the standard M1840 Musician sword hilt with crude casting in the grip with a totally different blade and scabbard. Instead of the standard straight long blade used by Ames, Emerson & Silver, and Horstmann, this blade is shorter with a 1/18 x 25-inch curved blade, which is original to the hilt and retains the original white buff leather washer. It is totally unmarked, and the leather scabbard is complete with a brass drag and throat. I do not know who made it, or if it was Union, Militia, or Confederate carried. All I am sure of, is that it is the only known example I have ever seen in this configuration.  This would display well with a collection of Musician swords, as well as with a Confederate Musician or NCO uniform grouping. Shipping & Insurance included. $950.00


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A255. AMES MODEL 1850 FOOT OFFICERS’ SWORD – DATED 1851: The Model 1850 Foot Officer sword was adopted by the U.S. Ordnance Department on April 9, 1850 and the order went to Ames the next day. The brass guard of the M1850 Foot Officer sword displays a floral design with branches and scrolls cast of the lower hilt. Two blade lengths were requested to be made for the 800 swords ordered: 550 with 30 1/2-inch blades and 250 with 32-inch blades; and all 800 scabbards were made of leather with brass mounts. The sword was marked and inspected like the enlisted swords and Ames maker marked, should not be confused with those private purchased by officers. Ames began delivery of the M1850 Foot Office sword by March 10, 1851 and complete the order for 800 of February 25, 1852: 504 were dated & received in 1851 and 296 were dated & received in 1851. This was the only pre-Civil War order received by Ames.

This sword is Ames maker marked and inspected & dated  “U.S" over "R.P.B” and “1851” and has a 30 1/2-inch blade making it 1 of 550 of the original contract. The guard and pommel cap are tight and retain a good amount of original gold wash, and the grip is 100% original sharkskin and double twisted brass wire. The blade has a gray patina and still has visible etching, though very light. The tip is sharp and there is evidence of period sharping, and the blade washer appears to be original. The black leather scabbard fits perfect to the sword and retains all mounts. There is some crazing, dings, bumps, and leather loss above the drag, but overall, a very strong scabbard considering it was made in 1851 and no doubt saw use before and through the Civil War. The survival rate of the 1851 dated Ames Foot Officer swords is extremely low, and with 550 with the shorter blade, that rate is greatly reduced. It is rare to find this sword in any condition! Shipping & Insurance included. $2700.00


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A257. EMERSON & SILVER - MODEL 1840 NCO SWORD with FROG: This is an Emerson & Silver Model 1840 NCO sword complete with its period carry frog. The brass is in untouched never cleaned condition with a nice patina. The blade is Emerson & Silver maker marked and inspected US/DFM/1863 and the knuckle bow is also marked. This was the only company that made a metal scabbard and it is also inspected on the drag. The carry frog is period to the sword. I have seen these priced as high as $650.00, but this is available for less. Shipping & Insurance included. $475.00


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A258. AMES M1832 FOOT ARTILLERY SWORD, 1862 DATED - MINT CONDITION: On June 11, 1861, the United States Ordnance Department placed an order for 1000 Ames M1832 Foot Artillery swords, but canceled the order on May 24, 1862 after delivery of only 300 swords; making this the final order. This sword is one of the 300 supplied and is in MINT condition! The hilt has an untouched golden mustard-brown patina; is free of dents and dings; and inspected G.G.S on the cross guard. The bright blade has its original finish with a few dark areas but never buffed, polished, or sharpened; the edges are nick free, and the tip is as sharp as the day made. It is maker marked with the Ames scroll stamp and dated/inspected U.S / J.H / 1862. The scabbard is in MINT condition with no crazing, cracks, or leather loss; and retains both original mounts with all rivets, and is inspected marked H on the drag. This sword is the finest war-time production example I have ever seen, and if looking for one in MINT condition; this is it! Shipping & Insurance included. $2700.00





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A260. AMERICAN CIVIL WAR STAFF & FIELD PRESENTATION GRADE SWORD WITH A DAMASCUS STEEL BLADE, A BEAR ON THE POMMEL CAP AND QUALLION & GEM STONE GERMAN SILVER GRIP: This is a beautiful American Civil War Staff & Field officer's presentation grade sword with a straight Clauberg made Damascus steel blade with gilt & gold etched panels depicting exquisite quality patriotic motifs & scrolls on both sides. The tight brass hilt has a full-size bear on the pommel and a bear head for the quillion, and a snake wraps around the guard. The heavily German silver grip has a center relief of an angel playing an organ with two Cherubs watching from above and one below, and the grip is delicately adorned with very small fine cabochon ruby stones on the front side. The scabbard is unique to the sword and retained all original ornate mounts, but the nickeled plating has been refreshed. This is an extremely rare presentation grade Staff & Field sword. Shipping & Insurance included. $6500.00


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A263. FIELD PRESENTATION SWORD – OHIO 53RD INFANTRY REGIMENT: Field presented swords are extremely rare and are normally a standard designed with the presentation etched on the top mount or on an attached plaque. This sword is doubly unique because the Lawrence County Ohio family history for the Earles documents this sword as being captured in battle and made a present to Lieutenant Earles. It is a standard import Mounted Infantry Officers’ sword and most likely belonged to a Confederate Officer with prior military service. It shows wear from being carried by both a Confederate & Union officer. The Field presentation reads as follows:

Presented to

Lieut. J. W. Earles

by the

Members of Co G

53rd Regt O.V.I.

A binder with historical information is included. Also. Shipping and Insurance is free. $4900.00


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A265. AMES MODEL 1850 FOOT OFFICERS SWORD: This is an early production Ames Model 1850 Foot Officers sword. It has great untouched patina and much original frosting on the blade, and the scabbard is strong with no break but expected crazing, and the patina on the mounts match the hilt. The Ames maker mark is pen-etched with block letter US. This is straight out of the attic. Shipping and insurance are free. $1750.00



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