Antique Ames Chicopee Massachusetts cavalry sword with its original scabbard. The sword is signed Made by AMES MFG Co. Chicopee Mass" and on the other side reads " US J. 1864 and on the end of the pommel is stamped A. K w/ one small nick.
This is a very nice original antique old1860's civil war Ames sword with its original scabbard. Length of sword in scabbard is 41 1/2 inches long, the sword w/ handle measures 41 inches long and the blade measures about 34 3/4 inches long. The condition is very good, there are no repairs to the sword or restorations. On both sides of the blade there is some rust and staining, which is normal for a piece this age, no nicks.
The handle is original and there is very little to no wear at all as shown in the photos. The handle is tight and the guard and handle is not loose at all. The scabbard has some expected rust and a wonderful original patina from age. There is some light pitting and original old patina from age.Please see photos regarding patina. The item "Civil War Sword Stamped US JF 1864 by AMES Mfg Co. Chicopee MA Family Heirloom" is in sale since Sunday, December 2, 2018. This item is in the category "Collectibles\Militaria\Civil War (1861-65)\Original Period Items\Edged Weapons". The seller is "jennyhoneycutt" and is located in Nashville, Tennessee. This item can be shipped to United States.