Skip to main content
Go to accessibility notice

    Description

    Very Fine Regulation Civil War Period M1850 Foot Officer's Sword by Ames. Blade about mint with classic Ames etch incorporating scrollwork and military trophies with eagle/motto and Ames logo on the obverse, and US on the revere, all on a frosted background. Hilt about perfect retaining 60% of the original gilt. Sharkskin grip and wire wrap also perfect. Rigid black leather scabbard with brass mounts excellent with just one minor crack in the finish 8" from the drag, not effecting soundness. The balance of the scabbard about perfect. Brass mounts retain the original gilt in protected areas, with just a few dents on the drag. Ames logo on the reverse of the top mount. A very fine example of the basic Union Civil War company grade officer's regulation sword by the period's most desirable maker.

    Auction Info

    Auction Dates
    November, 2008
    20th-21st Thursday-Friday
    Bids + Registered Phone Bidders: 1
    Lot Tracking Activity: N/A
    Page Views: 657

    Buyer's Premium per Lot:
    19.5% of the successful bid (minimum $9) per lot.

    Sold on Nov 21, 2008 for: Sign-in or Join (free & quick)
    Track Item

    Heritage membership

    Join Now - It's Free

    VIEW BENEFITS
    1. Past Auction Values (prices, photos, full descriptions, etc.)
    2. Bid online
    3. Free Collector newsletter
    4. Want List with instant e-mail notifications
    5. Reduced auction commissions when you resell your
      winnings 
    Consign now
    • Cash Advances
    • More Bidders
    • Trusted Experts
    • Over 200,000 Satisfied Consignors Since 1976
    Only 15 days left to consign to the 2021 July 31 Guitars and Musical Instruments Signature Auction - Dallas!

    Learn about consigning with us

    The pre and post sales experience was wonderful and flawless. Heritage has the best in-house operation I have ever seen and their people are not only professional but fun to work with, especially Steve C.

    As for Heritage's online system… Yes the interface is more complex than what we are used to with SAN but what is behind that interface is amazing for sellers and buyers alike. It is real time and for a real serious auction buyer there is nothing better in the auction industry, bar none.
    Ron Cipolla,
    AZ
    View More Testimonials

    HA.com receives more traffic than any other auction house website. (Source: Similarweb.com)

    Video tutorial

    Getting the most out of search