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Civil War Ames 1860 Staff & Field Officer’s Sword

A scarce Civil War manufactured US 1860 Staff & Field Officer’s Sword with the rare oval blade, manufactured by Ames Mfg. Co., Chicopee, Mass. It is a very handsome sword with hilt mounts that appear to be bronze, and a fine rayskin grip with twisted wire wrap. The reverse guard is plain, as if often the case with these early swords. The blade is beautifully etched, fairly wide, and oval in cross section. The etching is very strong, and includes an American Eagle with a Union Shield on his breast, trophies of arms with a Union shield, and a ribbon with “E Pluribus Unum.” The scabbard is chromed with bronze mounts. Dimensions: 37.5 inches long overall, with a 29.75 inch blade.

Processing and shipping within the continental U.S. $65.00 plus 1.5% replacement cost insurance.

Condition:

The sword is in excellent condition, although the button that holds the spring on the reverse folding guard is missing. The scabbard has a bend below the middle mount. The chrome on the scabbard is flaking in a few spots. Witherell's strives to provide as much information and photographs as possible but encourages in-person inspection by bidders. Condition statements are only for general guidance and should not be relied upon as complete statements of fact and do not constitute a representation, warranty or assumption of liability by Witherell's. All lots are sold "AS IS" under terms and conditions. Please be advised we do not provide porters nor packing materials for pick ups. We do not accept credit cards. 

Estimate: $500 - $1,000
Price Realized Including Buyer's Premium
$424
01/14/2021

 

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Witherell's strives to provide as much information and photographs as possible but encourages in-person inspection by bidders. Condition statements are only for general guidance and should not be relied upon as complete statements of fact and do not constitute a representation, warranty or assumption of liability by Witherell's. All lots are sold "AS IS" under the Terms and Conditions. Methods of payment are cash, check, money orders, or wire transfer for foreign payments. Please note we do not accept credit cards. This auction has a buyer's premium of 21%.