21" slightly wasp-waisted spear-point blade with median ridge. 5.75" cast brass hilt with fishscale grip and sheet brass basket guards secured to blade with three iron pins and a peen at the pommel cap. US Eagle cast into pommel cap. Obverse ricasso marked: N.P. AMES / SPRINGFIELD and reverse ricasso marked: U.S.N. / 1843 / NWP. Accompanied by period leather scabbard assembled with copper rivets; three at throat and 35 running the length of the seam. Old leather belt loop attached at throat with four rivets, three in a line and one above. Loop will accommodate approximately 2" wide belts.
Very good. Blade partially bright with some scattered oxidation, discoloration and staining from being stored in the scabbard. Hilt with a lovely golden patina. Scabbard good, showing wear and some finish loss with crazing of the leather.
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