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