Group of Three 19th Century U.S. Military Swords

1.) 32" blade length. 39.5" overall with hilt and scabbard. Single edged Spadroon style sword with cast brass hilt and peened tang. Fuller extending from Ricasso to 1" from tip. Clamshell guard with knuckle bow. Ricasso is marked "Made by/AMES MFG. CO./CHICOPEE" on left side and "US/TKT/1864" on right. Knuckle bow is marked "JH". Quillon is marked "CSL". Scabbard is black leather with brass chape and locket. Locket features a brass tab.

2.) 35.5" blade length. 42.25" overall with hilt and scabbard. Single edged cavalry saber with wire wrapped leather grip and knuckle bow with two branch guard. Item features brass pommel cap with peened tang. Blade has a broad fuller spanning 24" along blade from ricasso. A second fuller near the back begins 9.5" from ricasso and spans 12.75". All metal scabbard features gold painted details on bands, carrying rings, and drag. Ricasso is signed "HORSTMANN/PHILA".

3.) 31.5" blade length.  Single edged cavalry sword with brass guard and knuckle bow with two branches. Guard features cast ray design at front and an "{American Eagle over stars}" pattern opposite. Pommel cap shows cast shield medallion. Grips are black leather with brass wire wrap. Scabbard is all metal with overall bright finish and with gold painted details on bands, carrying rings, and drag.


1.) Good. Blade shows discolorations along length. Edge is dull without bites. Blade and hilt show some scratches overall with handling wear on grip. Markings on ricasso worn down. Scabbard has some tarnish with dents in chape and scratches to brass parts.

2.) Good. Blade shows few bites along edge and has mottled gray patina overall. Brass guard shows tarnish with some scratches and handling wear. Finish on leather grips has worn down along back of grip. Blade has a slight curve to the right.

3.) Good. Edge is dull with few small bites. Blade has a gray patina overall with some dark areas and scratches. Guard shows wear and scratches with shield medallion showing the most wear. Leather grips have cracked and lost finish particularly in two spots on right side that have worn through to wood core. Scabbard gold paint has mostly worn away. Upper portion shows some patina and rust where finish has worn away.

Estimate: $800 - $1,200
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