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Ames Model 1850 Staff and Field Officers Sword having a shark skin handle with twisted brass wire wrap, brass half basket guard with open work and "US". Blade is etched two thirds of length with floral and scroll motifs and spread wing eagle on obverse. Floral military trophy designs and large script US on reverse. Faint Ames logo visible at base of blade. Steel painted scabbard with brass throat having acanthus leaves and American shield. Additional mounts with oak leaves and acorn designs. The lower mount with scroll and foliate designs. Sword 38" length overall, 32" length blade. Condition: Sword blade with engraving evenly worn. Blade smooth and gray with no rusting or pitting. Regulation style hilt retains approx. 90% of the original gold wash and the wrapped sharkskin grip is excellent. Steel scabbard has an old coat of brown coat with no visible dents with minor pitting near bottom.