SMGP-363 AMES Model 1840 Musicians Sword “1863” *SOLD


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The M. 1840 Musicians’ Sword was also regulation for bandsmen in full-dress, though it’s likely that most of the volunteer regimental bandsmen didn’t have them. They might’ve been more important, however, for members of the field music: company fifers and drummers who were more likely to actually come into contact with an enemy on the battlefield!

This sword has a 28″ blade which remarkably has remained unsharpened and has a ding free factor edge and tip! The chrome like mirror finish has held up remarkably well for a 150 year old sword! There are some areas of oxidation, but nothing too heavy. With some work, the new owner may be able to get the blade looking original again. The hilt and grip are of solid brass and have been in polished for many years, but again, you could easily get it back to its former glory if you so desired. Markings include US, an 1863 date-of-manufacture, and A.D.K., initials of wartime U.S. Government inspector A. D. King. Also, the Ames MFg Co. logo shown within a “scroll”. There is a slight bend in the sword, but seems to be so slight that one could remedy with some attention. There is no scabbard with this piece. For the money, I think you will enjoy this piece a lot!

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