The 1840 non commissioned sword was carried by American soldiers for over 70 years; a period which included the Mexican War, Civil War and Spanish American War.
Copied from an Ames original. The left ricasso reads AMES MFG CO / CHICOPEE / MASS. The right ricasso reads US / DFM / 1863. The single edged blade has a single broad fuller running from the ricasso to near the point. The entire hilt is cast brass and the grip is ribbed. The pommel is global with a capstan. The grip is flanked by kidney-shaped handguards.?
This 1840 NCO sword comes with a leather scabbard that replicates the original Ames version. Can be sharpened for an additional fee.?
Made by Windlass Steelcrafts.
- Blade: 31-3/4″ long