Model 1840 Musicians Sword - Inventory Number: SWO 122
Excellent Condition. Manufactured by Ames-Dated 1863. Exact example pictured on page 126 of American Swords. Brass hilt has a single guard and resides in its original leather scabbard fitted with original brass throat and drag. The ricasso of the blade is marked "US / AHC / 1863" in three lines. The reverse of the ricasso is stamped "Made By / Ames Mfg Co / Chicopee / Mass". The knucklebow has an inspector's mark of "ADK" (Andrew D. King). The brass hilt is tight and features a simulated cast brass wire wrap. The brass drag of the scabbard has the marking "G.W.C." at the tip.
Inventory Number: SWO 122