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    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.

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    November, 2008
    20th-21st Thursday-Friday
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