Civil War Weapons

WP 1. U.S. M-1840 Heavy Cavalry Saber by Ames dated 1848.

If you are looking for a very nice, classic American made “Wristbreaker”, here it is. All original wire and leather wrap on grip. Blade is bright, has no nicks or sharpening and is well marked on the ricasso “N.P. AMES CABOTVILLE 1848″ and “US”. Pommel also has the proper inspector stamps. Scabbard is smooth and dent free. Tiny inspector mark “D” on iron ring mounts. This is a very nice Ames Saber.



WP 2. Confederate Artillery Short Sword.

It has been surmised that Burger Bros. of Richmond may have made these rare swords but no proof exists to support that. I would venture to say that it is a Leech and Rigdon product. One thing we know for sure is that this type is much scarcer than the “CS with star” pattern. I know of one example being excavated in Rossville, GA. and another in Corinth, MS. Condition is excellent. Blade is smooth with no nicks and handle is flawless.