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|W1475...Artillery saber, Model 1840 with recessed guard, Ames, block address, 1854.
The model 1840 saber designed for the artilleryman was lighter than the cavalry version. Standard features include a relatively straight wooden handle covered with leather and a wire grip, brass hilt with a single bar, brass pommel cap is relatively low convex and unadorned, steel blade has distinct curve with a flat back with a narrow fuller not stopped and a wide fuller stopped at the ricasso, iron scabbard with iron mountings. The type I artillery saber features a recess in the guard, with leather washer, to secure the scabbard with a raw edge and no throat. Manufactured by Ames Manufacturing Company, Chicopee, Massachusetts. Marks: Ricasso is stamped "AMES MFG CO / CHICOPEE / MASS" (block address) and "US / (inspector) / 1854", additional inspector stamping on drag. Blade length 32in.
Ref: Thillmann Cav. & Arty. Sabers pg. 97.
Ames, 1854, Type I with recessed guard, block address, inspected by ADK. The grip has leather wrap and wire intact, leather washer is missing, clean blade with pleasing patina, scabbard with no throat is fully intact and is correct Type I scabbard for this sword. Wire wrap has been re-wired and was done correctly.