Ames U.S. Model 1840 Cavalry Saber

36" single edged blade with 26.5" median fuller.  Brass three-branch guard with leather and wood grip.  Iron scabbard.  Right ricasso marked "US/A.D.K.", left marked "AMES MFG.CO/ABOTVILLE/1851".  Blade is covered in etching and corrosion from a corrosive substance, possibly blood.  Pommel is marked "A.D.K./11/J.W.F.".  Includes leather sword knot.


Fair.  Blade has staining and dark etching from a corrosive substance.  Guard has a dull luster.  Grip has lost is wire wrapping with some wood showing through loss of leather grip.  Scabbard has an overall salt and pepper patina with some light pitting.  

Estimate: $300 - $500
Price Realized Including Buyer's Premium


Have a Similar Item?

Consign With Us

Let Cowan's Assist With Your Shipping Needs! 

Cowan's Auctions is one of the only houses to offer full service, in-house shipping for most purchases.  

Our experts pack and ship over 5,000 purchases each year.  
Shipping costs are included on every invoice to make getting your items as fast and easy as possible. 
Cowan's is pleased to recommend alternate shipping options for your large or heavy purchases. 

For more information, click HERE or contact shipping@cowans.com.