1849 Dated Model 1840 Heavy Cavalry Saber by Ames Manufacturing of Cabotville


The sword has an overall length in the scabbard of approximately 43 inches, with a blade length of approximately 35 inches. TheĀ  blade is generally very bright, while showing surface grime, spots of rust, and multiple nicks on the cutting edge. The leather washer is in place at the top of the ricasso. One side of the ricasso bears the “U.S.” mark and the inspector mark of “W.D.”. The opposite side of the ricasso bears the faint imprint of the Ames Company in Cabotville, Massachusetts, together with the date of 1849. The wood grip remains covered in leather, which shows minor wear. The grip retains the wire wrap. The top of the pommel bears an inspector’s mark. The iron scabbard exhibits light surface rust, and residue of an old sticker on the throat.

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