Civil War era Union N. P. Ames Springfield Foot Artillery Model 1832 short sword and scabbard. Brass grip with cast fish scale design, spread winged eagle stamped on both sides of pommel, inspector marks ORD and HKC stamped to top of cross guard, ricasso stamped "eagle/N P AMES/SPRINGFIELD" and "UNITED/STATES/1835" to either side, steel gladiator style blade has two fullers stopped with the ricasso on the upper blade, and single fuller on the tip. Scabbard is black leather with brass mountings. Blade length – 19 1/4" . Overall length with scabbard – 29". Provenance: The estate of Senator John Marshall Butler of Maryland, by descent to consignor. CONDITION: Overall very good condition with pepper pitting to blade, largest 1 5/8", tip of blade. Some tarnish to brass handle and mountings to scabbard. Leather in overall good condition with expected surface wear, scratches.
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