26" curved blade with 19" fuller. 5.75" hilt with full basket brass guard, leather wrapped, grooved wood grip. Reverse ricasso marked with the Ames scroll address, obverse marked with an anchor over a P and U.S.N. / D.R. / 1862. Inside of guard marked at top with rack numbers: 19M / 613. Leather throat washer in place. With period leather scabbard with copper riveted seam at rear and an added brass drag. Also included is the very scarce leather belt frog for the scabbard.
Fine. Blade mostly bright with much of the original polish. Some scattered discoloration, primarily from verdigris on the blade is present. All markings on blade and guard are clear. Brass guard with a mellow golden patina, grip with wear and finish loss to the leather. Scabbard very good with wear, finish loss, crazing and a bend visible in the rear. Frog very good with crazing and finish loss.
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