Non-Commissioned Officer Sword - Inventory Number: SWO 175 / SOLD
The model 1840 non-commissioned officer sword was intended for sergeants and were ceremonial in purpose, being used to convey rank and to signal movement in drills. The sword could be used in a fight, but only as a weapon of last resort. Manufactured by C. Roby, W. Chelmsford, Mass. US / (inspector) / 1862, additional inspector stamp on guard. Standard features include: brass handle, grip gives the appearance of wire wrap but its integral with the handle, guard is made from two plates unadorned, hilt is single branch. No scabbard.
Inventory Number: SWO 175 / SOLD