Gettysburg Museum Model 1840 Non-Commissioned Officer's Sword - This Imported NCO Sword was part of the collection of the National Soldiers Museum. Accompanied with provenance from the Museum. Gettysburg Museum inventory number 1,000. A very nice example. The blade is marked on the ricasso with a worn "FP" and a rabbit's head for Friedrick Poetter of Solingen, Germany, having a gilt finished brass hilt with simulated wire grip.
The United States Army NCO sword was adopted by the War Department in 1840. The United States Army Non Commissioned Officer Sword was carried by American soldiers for over 70 years; a period which included the Mexican War, Civil War and Spanish American War. The single edged blade has a single broad fuller running from the ricasso to near the point. The entire hilt is cast brass and the grip is ribbed. The pommel of the United States Army Non Commissioned Officer Sword is global with a capstan. The grip is flanked by a kidney shaped hand guard. Very nice example of a Model 1840 NCO Officer's Sword.
Inventory Number: SWO 015