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.
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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