Pattern 1840 Light Artillery Saber by Ames

32" curved, single-edged blade with 25" stopped median fuller. 5.25" hilt with single bow brass guard and grooved wooden handle with leather cover and 16 wraps of twisted brass wire. Obverse ricasso stamped U.S. / G.W.S. / 1864, reverse ricasso stamped in two arched lines: AMES MFG. CO / CHICOPEE over MASS. Pommel cap with small JH inspection. Leather throat washer in place. Steel scabbard with two suspension rings, throat inspected with a W and with no visible inspection on the drag.


Very good. Blade lightly cleaned to bright with some minor surface scuffs, Ames mark a little weak, inspections on ricasso clear. Hilt cleaned to a bright golden color, leather wrap with some wear and finish loss, wire present and tight. Scabbard very good, lightly cleaned as well.

Estimate: $1,000 - $1,500
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