Lot #3239
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Lot 3240: U.S. Ames Model 1832 Foot Artillery Sword with Scabbard

Exceptional and Scarce 1835 Dated U.S. Ames Model 1832 Foot Artillery Sword with Scabbard

Auction Date: December 11, 2022

Lot 3240: U.S. Ames Model 1832 Foot Artillery Sword with Scabbard

Exceptional and Scarce 1835 Dated U.S. Ames Model 1832 Foot Artillery Sword with Scabbard

Auction Date: December 11, 2022

Estimated Price: $2,250 - $3,500
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Exceptional and Scarce 1835 Dated U.S. Ames Model 1832 Foot Artillery Sword with Scabbard

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Description:

Patterned after a French design, the Model 1832 was intended to serve as a utility tool as much as a defensive weapon, with a heavy weight blade suitable for chopping brush to build barricades or clear a path for a cannon. Sword measures 25 1/4 inches long overall, with a 19 1/8 inch straight triple fuller blade, bearing the two-line Ames address on one side and "UNITED/STATES/1835" on the reverse. Single piece brass hilt with "JM", "ORD." and "HKC." inspection initials marked on the guard, with a scaled grip and American Eagles on the pommel. Includes the original brass fitted black leather scabbard.

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Exceptionally fine, blade exhibits attractive bright surfaces, with defined edges. Brass is bright, with verdigris visible in the scales of the handle. The leather is very fine with a few cracks and a coat of wax on the outer surface.



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