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Original U.S. Civil War Ames Model 1832 Artillery Short Sword Dated 1844

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Original Item: Only One Available. This 1844 dated Ames Foot Artillery sword has a straight, heavy iron blade. It is double edged and the blade is very clean. There are two side-by-side fullers, starting just below the hilt. Then, after a space of 11/16", there is a single broad center fuller that extends toward the blade's spear shaped point. The overall blade length is approximately 19''.

The blade is stamped on the reverse, near the hilt:
US
1844

On the obverse, near the hilt stamped under an American eagle, is:
N. P. AMES
SPRINGFIELD

The hilt and cross guard are stamped brass. The grips have been molded in a scalloped eagle feather design. Three transverse iron rivets secure it to the tang of the blade. The pommel is decorated on each side with a heavily incised American eagle, with shield, holding arrows in his left talon and an olive branch in his right talon. The eagle's head faces towards its right. The straight cross quillons terminate in disk shaped finials.

This is a very nice example of a sword used before and during the U.S. Civil War.
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