Civil War US Model 1840 Artillery Saber by Ames
- Price: $875.00
- Maker: US Military
- Model: 1840
- Description: This sword measures 37 3/4 overall with a 32 curved, single-edged blade having wide single fullers. The steel has an overall dark gray patina with spots of dark freckling scattered evenly along both sides. The ricasso is marked, US/C.E.W./1864 on the obverse with the Ames scroll trademark opposite. The hilt has a darkly tarnished brass D guard with single forward swept quillon, very good leather grip with intact braided wire wrap, and Phrygian helmet pommel. The metal scabbard has an overall freckled brown patina but is otherwise in fine shape with no dents along the body. The hanger rings exhibit some very mild wear, but there is hardly any deformation of the drag tip. This is a very good plus example of a war dated 1840 Artillery and would make a nice representative example for a collection.