1862 Dated Ames Artillery Saber - Very nice example, early war, enlisted Model 1840 light artillery saber that is complete with its original metal scabbard. Termed an Ames Type 2, this variation was made from 1860 through 1865 and features a saber that has a flush handguard on the blade side without a recess and its matching scabbard has a throat collar mount similar to the M1860 cavalry model. Blade and scabbard are both in very good condition.
Obverse ricasso stamped "US / ADK / 1862" This saber has a curved, single edged steel blade. Blade is in excellent condition. . Entire brass hilt, including the pommel has a bright brass patina. Original grips are strong and tight wrapped with black bridle leather and encircled with original, twisted, brass wire wrap. The steel scabbard is in very fine condition, with two bands and suspension rings. Throat features an arsenal rack number "23" deeply stamped unto scabbard. A fine addition to any collection.
Inventory Number: SWO 069