Product DescriptionAmes manufacture, etched on the left side of the ricasso with "Ames Mfg/Co./Chicopee/Mass." Etched blade with US on one side and the eagle motif on the opposite side. Guilded brass basket style guard and pommel with a rayskin covered grip. Complete with the original brass mounted blue steel scabbard, marked on the upper brass mount "AMES MFG. CO./CHICOPEE/MASS". The blade has welll defined etched detail, with some toning and minor spotting overall. The blade edge has several tiny nicks in the center and shows signs of some sharpening long ago. The brass guard has a pleasing age patina in the areas of the guilding loss. The rayskin covering on the handle has seperated on the left side. The scabbard finish has turned an even age patina. The scabbard drag has a few minro dings and dents. The upper brass mount has had some presentation engraving removed on the side opposite the maker markings, done long ago. All the scabbard mounts are tight with the original securing screws. Overall a good example which will display well.