"AMES MFg Co/CHICOPEE,/MASS." and "USN/D.R/1864" marked blade, brass handle with a circled script "DR" cartouche stamped on the base, and walnut grip area with finger grooves. 16 3/4 inch overall length, 12 inch blade. Includes a brass tipped leather scabbard. Provenance: The Ron Bucholtz Collection
Excellent with distinct edges and pristine original armory bright polishing marks on the blade, attractive golden aged patina on the brass surfaces, a few dings in the walnut grip, and light aging on the extremely fine leather scabbard. One will look a long time to acquire as fine of an example!
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