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1863 Ames Civil War Musician's Sword. This 1863 Ames Musician's sword has a 28" blade marked "Ames Mfg. Co. Chicopee, Mass." at the ricasso. It is marked "U.S." and "1863" at the ricasso on the reverse with an inspector's mark of "ADK". The blade, with a central fuller that runs nearly the entire length of the blade, has an even light gray patina. This sword has a single bar brass knuckle-bow which extends into a straight quillon and etched 4" brass grip. The scabbard is all metal and has black lacquer finish with about 60% finish remaining. Emerson is the maker of the scabbard.The 5" throat is equipped with a frog, and the drag measures 6½" making this sword and scabbard a nice display piece. Ames was the most famous American swordmaker of the 19th century.

Service and Handling Description: Bats, Clubs, Sticks, Swords, Rifles, etc. (view shipping information)

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Auction Dates
June, 2007
24th-25th
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