U.S. Civil War Ames Model 1860 cavalry saber circa 1865
brass basketguard with two branches, wood grip covered with leather, Phrygian helmet pommel, single fullered straight blade, marked "MADE BY AMES MFG. CO., CHICOPEE MASS." on reverse ricasso, "US, A.H.K., 1864" on obverse ricasso, "A.D.K." on pommel cap.
overall L41" blade L34 3/4"

Literature: Peterson, Harold L. THE AMERICAN SWORD 1775-1945. rev. ed. Ray Riling Arms Books Co., 1996. p.35, p.234.

  • Blade has overall light surface rusting, spine of blade somewhat darker. Leather grip is heavily abraded but intact; wire wrap is missing.

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December 4, 2009 2:00 PM EST
West Columbia, SC, US

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