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M 1840 Engineer officer Sword
M 1840 Engineer Sword. This wondeful sword is one of the rarest regulation swords ever made. Sometimes called the "Rattlesnake Guard". This sword is uniquely American which was rare at the time when most swords were copies of French or British models. The sword has a cast rattlesnake grip, turned down guard with a castle which was the Engineer Corps insignia. Read More »
Added: 02/11/16 Price: $27,500
M 1840 Medical Staff Sword - Verbal ID - Charles Steadman
M 1840 Medical Staff Sword - Verbal ID - Charles Steadman. Sword has come directly from the family and I was advised that the only relative in the Civil War was Charles Steadman. He served in the US Navy from 1861-65 as a medical surgeon. Sword is in the standard medical officer configuration.
Cast brass guard with decorative quillion Read More »
Added: 02/03/16 Price: $2,200
M 1840 Medical Staff Sword
M 1840 Medical Staff Sword. Higher grade medical sword than normally seen. This one is not marked but if I had to guess I would bet on Tiffany based on blade etch and scabbard mounts. Brass guard is in the standard configuration with cast quillions, cast brass grip, and silver MS on obverse langet. Obverse blade etch has 18 inch pattern of foliate / foliate - Read More »
Added: 02/03/16 Price: $1,950
M 1840 Medical Staff Sword
M 1840 Medical Staff Sword. This sword is in carried condition. Brass guard is a heavy casting in the standard configuration. Silver MS on front langet. Blade is heavily worn. Obverse etch is foliate / Medical Staff surrounded by rays and foliate / caduceus. Reverse side etch is to light to be seen with heavy scratching on the blade. Brass scabbard shows w Read More »
Added: 02/03/16 Price: $1,400
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Featured Sword Maker - Ames Mfg Co.
The N.P. Ames Company opened its doors in 1791 at their factory at Chelmsford, Massachusetts. In 1832 Nathan P. Ames signed his first contract with the United States government for Foot Artillery swords. Thus began the tradition that exists to this day at America's oldest sword manufacturer.
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Only known example 1865 dated Ames Cavalry Officer