AMES M1860 CAVALRY SWORD AND SCABBARD WITH 1865 DATE
Original Civil War Workhorse Veteran m1860 Cavalry Sword and Scabbard with 1865 Date. Has what is left of its original wrap and wire with lots of places worn down to the wood from Cavalry service. The guard and pommel are tight to the blade and have a beautiful matching aged patina. The undisturbed pommel has the inspector initials G.W.C. The blade is full length with a perfect tip. Has just a few small flea size nicks more felt than seen with an overall salt n pepper patina. Has the Ames scroll maker mark on one side of the blade and the U.S. / G.W.C. Inspector initials / and 1865 date on the reverse. The scabbard shows heavy wear but remains complete and in good condition. Has been painted black at some point possibly to preserve it. Has an attractive look with an amazing amount of wear to the sword mounts from riding in the saddle. A great example that will display well at a great price. Please see all photos. Shipping is included free.