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Object Name SWORD
Catalog Number 0985.06.00116
Description Model 1860 U. S. Light Cavalry Saber: single-edged, curved blade with rounded back and rudimentary false edge and two fullers; ricasso stamped "US / GGS / [1860?]" on obverse, "AMES MFG CO / Chicopee / [Mass]" on reverse; brass hilt with a knuckle bow and two branches flowing from an oval guard and terminating at the pommel, pommel cap stamped "JH" and WA[?]"; wood grip with swell in the center covered in remains of leather, brass wire wrap missing. Metal scabbard (.116a) with two suspension rings and large drag.
Owned Unknown
Made Ames Manufacturing Company
Provenance This sword was found near Ashcake, Virginia.
Subjects edged weapon