Ames Artillery Saber - Dated 1861 - Inventory Number: SWO 156
Dated 1861 Very Nice condition example with leather wrap and wire intact. Obverse ricasso stamped "US / JH/ 1861, the reverse "Made by/ Ames Mfg Co/ Chicopee/ Mass". Original leather washer pad is intact. Brass pommel has domed cap and bears the inspectors mark (LDM). Pommel has initials "FH". Leather and wire wrap are both strong and tight. The steel scabbard is very good and free of dents. The bands and rings are tight. Very nice example with the most desirable date of the war!
Inventory Number: SWO 156