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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.

Condition:

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
$480
08/09/2018

 

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