Musician Sword - Inventory Number: SWO 177 / SOLD
The model 1840 musician sword was intended for musicians and were ceremonial in purpose, being worn by the musicians during drill and formations. The sword could be used in a fight, but only as a weapon of last resort. Manufactured by Ames Manufacturing Company, Chicopee, Massachusetts. Marks: ricasso, MADE BY / AMES MFG CO. / CHICOPEE / MASS. (banner style), and US/ (inspector) / 1863, additional inspector stamp on pommel and scabbard drag. Standard features include: all brass handle, grip gives the appearance of wire wrap but its integral with the handle, hilt is single branch. Scabbard is leather with brass mountings.
Inventory Number: SWO 177 / SOLD