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  • Non-commissioned Officers Sword Model 1840 - Dated 1864 / Sold

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    Non-commissioned Officers Sword Model 1840- Dated 1864 - Inventory Number: SWO 170 / 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 Ames Manufacturing Company, Chicopee, Massachusetts.  Marks: ricasso, MADE BY / AMES MFG CO. / CHICOPEE / MASS. (banner style), and US / (inspector) / 1864, 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 170 / Sold