Pattern 1832 Foot Artillery Sword With Original Buff Belt

19.25" spear-point, wasp-waisted blade with 10" rectangular central fuller and two 3.25" rectangular fullers. 6.25" cast brass hilt with fish scale grip, 4.125" cross-guard and the US Eagle cast into the pommel cap. Blade secured by three iron pins and a peen at the pommel cap. Obverse ricasso marked: US / 1845 / NWP and reverse ricasso marked with an {eagle} / N.P. AMES / CABOTVILLE. Script WAT inspection on reverse of guard, block NWP on obverse. Sword is accompanied by an original brass-mounted leather scabbard, attached to a white buff leather Pattern 1832 artilleryman's belt with the Pattern 1832 enlisted artilleryman's two-piece circular cast beltplate depicting the US eagle on one disk and crossed canons on the other, with an S-hook closure.


Very good. Blade mostly bright with some staining and oxidation. Hilt with medium bronze patina. Scabbard very good with some crazing and flaking. Belt good with age and mildew staining, somewhat stiff, but still functional. Plate with nice patina as well.

Estimate: $1,500 - $2,500
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