Musician Sword - Inventory Number: SWO 177
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