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Pre-Civil War Manufactured US 1860 Cavalry Saber by Ames

A very scarce US 1860 Cavalry Saber & scabbard by Ames Mfg. Co., Chicopee Mass., stamped US and ADK with no date. RHKW was the stamp of Robert Henry Kirkwood Whitely, who served at the Ames plant from 1854 to 1858.on the ricasso, and RHKW on the pommel. Pre-Civil War 1860 sabers were produced largely for Government field trials, and number only a few dozens of sabers. This one has a very nice blade that was service sharpened at some point. The grip retains its leather covering, and it has two strands of twisted wire. The scabbard has ADK stamped on the drag. Dimensions: 42.5 inches long overall, with the blade being 35 inches long. Processing and shipping within the continental U.S. $65.00 plus 1.5% replacement cost insurance. 

 

Condition:

The saber has an extremely nice blade, although it does appear to have been field sharpened, probably during the War. The grip is intact, but the leather is slightly worn with a patina. The wire may be replaced. The blade edge has a couple of very minor nicks towards the point. The scabbard is very good, with some rust on the drag, and is a tight fit. 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
$1,331
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%.