Grouping of two swords: 1864 US M1840 and US M1902. 1st item – M1840 NCO sword by Ames MFCO Chicopee, Mass, marked, "U.S. ADK 1864". Brass simulated wire wrapped grip, reverse "D" knucklebow and clamshell guard. Total length off sword: 38 1/2". 1864. 2nd item – M1902 officer's dress sword. Nickeled backstrap and branch guard, black wood grip. Blade etched with military/floral motifs, including Pluribus Eagle and "U.S". No maker mark. Two-ring nickeled scabbard. Blade inside scabbard length: 38 1/2". Early 20th century. Provenance: Gatlinburg, TN collection. Condition: 1st item – scabbard leather disentegrated and unusable. Sword with light oxidation at base of blade, brass grip with commensurate oxidation. 2nd item – verdigris surface on guard, wear to pommel area, etching with some wear near end of blade, scabbard with oxidation and rust.
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