Ridgeway Civil War Research Center,
A virtual examination of artifacts of the American Civil War

Civil War Weapons, all pre 1898

by Harry Ridgeway


Army swords.
Weapon5000 Sword Army.

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This is the "Ridgeway Civil War Research Center", a research tool for educational purposes only, and is provided at no cost to the reader. Some of the relics listed are retained in the author's collection, most reside in other collections and are not owned by the author. None of the items listed in this section are for sale, please refer to relicman.com sales listings for items offered for sale. This is a work in progress, I list items as I get to them, there are many patterns that are not listed yet, this list will be regularly updated as I get pictures and descriptions for more items. I will also correct mistakes, so if you see any please tell me. All items listed are believed to be authentic to the Civil War or as otherwise described. Any excavated relics have been recovered from private property with owners permission.This information is available for research purposes, pictures may be used by permission only.

All weapons listed on this webpage are strictly manufactured before 1898, and are considered unsafe for actual use. These are antique collectible weapons of the Civil War (most are pre 1865, unless I state otherwise) and actual firing of these weapons is not recommended for any purpose whatsoever! Because these are all "pre 1898" weapons, no licenses are required for ownership, but common sense and good judgment should be applied
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Most information on this page is from:
Flayderman's Guide to Antique American Firearms......
John Thillman series, "Civil War Cavalry & Artillery Sabers...", or "Civil War Army Swords...."



Staff and field officer sword, Model 1850, Ames.
Weapon5110 Sword Army Officer Staff Model 1850 Ames
Manufactured by Ames Manufacturing Co, Chicopee Massachusetts.

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Staff and field officer sword, Model 1850, Horstmann.
Weapon5120 Sword Army Officer Staff Model 1850 Horstmann
Manufactured by Horstmann companies, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

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Staff and field officer saber, Model 1850, P D Luneschloss.
Weapon5130 Sword Army Officer Staff Model 1850 Luneschloss
Manufactured by P D Luneschloss, Solingen Prussia.

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Staff and field officer sword, Model 1860, Klein.
Weapon5140 Sword Army Officer Staff Model 1860 Klein
Manufactured by David Klein & Brothers, Philadelphia Pennsylvania, after the Civil War.

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Staff and field officer sword, Model 1860, Ridabock.
Weapon5150 Sword Army Officer Staff Model 1860 Ridabock
Manufactured by Ridabock & Co , New York, after the Civil War..

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Foot officer sword, Model 1850, Ames.
Weapon5210 Sword Army Officer Foot Model 1850 Ames
Manufactured by Ames Manufacturing Company, Chicopee, Massachusetts.

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Foot officer sword, Model 1850, Curdts.
Weapon5220 Sword Army Officer Foot Model 1850 Curdts
Manufactured by Otto H Curdts, Soligen, Prussia.

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Foot officer sword, Model 1850, W H Horstmann & Sons.
Weapon5230 Sword Army Officer Foot Model 1850 Horstmann
Manufactured by Horstmann companies, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

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Foot officer sword, Model 1850, C Roby.
Weapon5235 Sword Army Officer Foot Model 1850 Roby
Manufactured by Christopher Roby Company, Chelmsford, Massachusetts.

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Foot officer sword, Model 1850, maker not identified.
Weapon5240 Sword Army Officer Foot Model 1850 not identified
Manufacture not determined.

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Non commissioned officer sword, Model 1840, Ames.
Weapon5310 Sword Army Officer NCO Model 1840 Ames
Ames Manufacturing Co., Chicopee, Massachusetts.

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Non commissioned officer sword, Model 1840, Emerson & Silver
Weapon5320 Sword Army Officer NCO Model 1840 Emerson Silver
Emerson & Silver, Trenton New Jersey.

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Non commissioned officer sword, Model 1840, Horstmann.
Weapon5330 Sword Army Officer NCO Model 1840 Horstmann
Manufactured by Horstmann companies, Philadelphia Pennsylvania.

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Non commissioned officer sword, Model 1840, Roby.
Weapon5340 Sword Army Officer NCO Model 1840 Roby
Christopher Roby Company, Chelmsford, Massachusetts.

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Medical officer sword, Model 1840, W H Horstmann.
Weapon5410 Sword Army Officer Medical Model 1840 Horstmann
Manufactured by W. H. Horstmann, Philadelphia Pennsylvania.
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Musician sword, Model 1840, Ames.
Weapon5510 Sword Army Officer Musician Model 1840 Ames
Manufactured by Ames Manufacturing Company, Chicopee, Massachusetts.

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Officer saber, non-regulation, F Potter.
Weapon5810 Sword Army Officer Nonregulation Potter
Manufactured by F Potter, Soligen.
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Officer saber, non-regulation, not identified Soligen maker.
Weapon5820 Sword Army Officer Nonregulation Soligen
Not regulated models, Prussian manufacture.
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Militia officers sword.
Weapon5890 Sword Army Officer Nonregulation not identified
Not regulated models, manufacture not determined.
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Foot Artillery short sword, Model 1832, Ames.
Weapon6110 Sword Artillery Model 1832 Ames
Manufactured by:
N. P. Ames, Springfield, Massachusetts,
N. P. Ames, Cabotville, Massachusetts,
Ames Manufacturing Company, Cabotville, Massachusetts.
Ames Manufacturing Company, Chicopee, Massachusetts.
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Artillery saber, Model 1840, Ames
Weapon6210 Sword Artillery Model 1840 Ames
Manufactured by Ames Manufacturing Company, Chicopee, Massachusetts.

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Artillery saber, Model 1840, Roby.
Weapon6220 Sword Artillery Model 1840 Roby
Manufactured by Christopher Roby Company, Chelmsford, Massachusetts.
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Dragoon Saber, Starr contract 1818.
Weapon6310 Sword Dragoon Contract 1818 Starr
Manufactured by Nathan Starr.

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Dragoon Saber, Model 1833, Ames.
Weapon6320 Sword Dragoon Model 1833 Ames
Manufactured by N.P. Ames, Springfield, Massachusetts.

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Dragoon Saber, Model 1833, maker not determined.
Weapon6330 Sword Dragoon Model 1833 not identified
Manufacture not determined.

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Dragoon Saber, Virginia Manufactory.
Weapon6340 Sword Dragoon Virginia Manufactory
Manufactured by Virginia Manufactory, Richmond Virginia.

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Cavalry saber, Model 1840, Ames.
Weapon6510 Sword Cavalry Model 1840 Ames
Manufactured by:
N . P. Ames Cabotville, Massachusetts,
Ames Manufacturing Company Cabotville, Massachusetts,
Ames Manufacturing Company, Chicopee, Massachusetts.

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Cavalry saber, Model 1840, Clauberg.
Weapon6515 Sword Cavalry Model 1840 Clauberg
Manufactured by W. Clauberg, Soligen, Prussia.

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Cavalry saber, Model 1840, Clemen & Jung.
Weapon6520 Sword Cavalry Model 1840 Clemen Jung
Manufactured by Clemen & Jung, Solingen, Prussia.

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Cavalry saber, Model 1840, Hammond.
Weapon6525 Sword Cavalry Model 1840 Hammond
Manufactured by Charles Hammond, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
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Cavalry saber, Model 1840, Horstmann & Sons Philadelphia.
Weapon6530 Sword Cavalry Model 1840 Horstmann
Manufactured by Horstmann companies, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

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Cavalry saber, Model 1840, Kirschbaum.
Weapon6540 Sword Cavalry Model 1840 Kirschbaum
Manufactured by CR Kirschbaum, Solingen Prussia.

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Cavalry saber, officer, Model 1840, Klingenthal.
Weapon6545 Sword Cavalry Model 1840 Klingenthal
Manufactured by Klingenthal, Alsace, France.

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Cavalry saber, Model 1840, officer, P D Luneschloss.
Weapon6550 Sword Cavalry Model 1840 Luneschloss
Manufactured by P D Luneschloss, Solingen Prussia.

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Cavalry saber, Model 1840, Sheble & Fisher.
Weapon6555 Sword Cavalry Model 1840 Sheble Fisher
Manufactured by Sheble & Fisher, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

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Cavalry Saber, Model 1840 , Tiffany.
Weapon6560 Sword Cavalry Model 1840 Tiffany
Manufactured by Tiffany & Co , New York.

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Cavalry saber, Model 1840, Walscheid.
Weapon6565 Sword Cavalry Model 1840 Walscheid
Manufactured by W. Walscheid, Solingen, Prussia.

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Cavalry saber, Model 1840, Weyersberg.
Weapon6570 Sword Cavalry Model 1840 Weyersberg
Manufactured by Gebruder Weyersberg, Solingen, Prussia.

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Cavalry saber, Model 1840, not identified.
Weapon6590 Sword Cavalry Model 1840 maker not identified
Manufacture not determined.

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Cavalry saber, Model 1860, Ames
Weapon6610 Sword Cavalry Model 1860 Ames
Manufactured by Ames Manufacturing Company, Chicopee, Massachusetts.

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Cavalry saber, Model 1860, Bleckmann.
Weapon6620 Sword Cavalry Model 1860 Bleckmann
Manufactured by J. E. Bleckmann, Solingen Prussia.

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Cavalry saber, Model 1860, Boker.
Weapon6630 Sword Cavalry Model 1860 Boker
Manufactured by Henry Boker Solingen Prussia.

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Cavalry saber, Model 1860 Emerson & Silver.
Weapon6640 Sword Cavalry Model 1860 Emerson Silver
Manufactured by Emerson & Silver, Trenton New Jersey.

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Cavalry saber, Model 1860 Mansfield & Lamb.
Weapon6650 Sword Cavalry Model 1860 Mansfield Lamb
Manufactured by Mansfield & Lamb, Forestdale, Rhode Island.

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Cavalry saber, Model 1860, Millard.
Weapon6660 Sword Cavalry Model 1860 Millard
Manufactured by David J Millard, Clayville, New York.

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Cavalry saber, Model 1860, Providence Tool.
Weapon6670 Sword Cavalry Model 1860 Providence Tool
Manufactured by Providence Tool Company, Providence, Rhode Island.

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Cavalry saber, Model 1860, Roby.
Weapon6680 Sword Cavalry Model 1860 Roby
Manufactured by Christopher Roby Company, Chelmsford, Massachusetts.

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Cavalry saber, Model 1860, Wester & Co.
Weapon6685 Sword Cavalry Model 1860 Wester
Manufactured by Wester & Company, a Solingen manufacturer.

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Officer cavalry sword, 20th century.
Weapon6910 Sword Cavalry Model 1900
(this is post 1898, but as edged weapon, it is not regulated by the Federal Firearms Act)
MC Lilly, Columbus Ohio,operated from 1873 to 1937.

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Federal sword and knife, fakes, fantasies, and reproductions, all are junk of no value.
Weapon6990 Sword Federal Fakes and Reproductions
All of the items on this page are pictures that I made from pieces brought to me for analysis or evaluation, or pictures submitted by others. There are simply too many goofy swords out there to attempt to catalog all of the possible fakes, and I have no interest in trying to do so, this is simply a small sample and the perverbial tip of the iceberg.

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