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The Forks of the Delaware Historical Arms Society, aka Allentown, PA show
July, 13 & 14 2013
The Forks of the Delaware Historical Arms Society, AKA: Allentown, PA show
May 11 & 12, 2013
Gettysburg Battlefield Preservation Assoc.
June 29-30 2013
Item #: SEG331
Needle etched Ames address
Manufd: Chicopee, MA
Maker: Ames Mfg. Co.
Model: Militia Officer
Size: 31.25 inches long by 1 inch wide
Very fine Ames Manufacturing Company Militia Officer's sword. This sword boasts a gilt Knight's Helmet pommel with double chain guard attached along with flat slab mother of pearl grips. The cruciform guard is again gilt with a deep stipple effect. The oval cross-section blade is double edged with a small center fuller running 11.5 inches. The etched blade on the frost background is acorns & oak leaves a stand of American flags with a Liberty cap and the reverse has similar foliate with a stand of arms, an American eagle with E. P. U. and sun rays. The throat less gilt brass scabbard double top rings and a single middle ring. The slide in drag is a stylized acorn.is engraved with stylistic designs and stamped on the reverse Ames Mfg. Co. / Chicopee / Mass.