Short Sword Civil War Swords Union Confederate

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Hilt 4 1/2″ L x 7/8″ W x 1
1/4″ H
Blade 18 3/4″ L x 1 3/4″ W
x 1/4″ T at widest LOA 23 3/4″
Weight sword 3 lbs



Presented is a nicely made short
sword with no fuller on the blade, and with a prominent C on one end of the cross guard and an S on the other. This marking
appears on both sides of the cross guard. There is no star on the pommel. We sold a sword like this with the CS STAR marking
on both sides which had a crudely made grip, and a single fuller on the blade which we are sure was a reproduction of a rare
and very valuable sword that sells for over $12000.00. This one, we are not so sure is a copy. Like the more expensive authenticated
sword, it is has no maker’s mark, and there is no scabbard. But the hilt is nicely made of fish scales like the Ames 1932
short sword which they all replicate.

The sword was purchased at auction
without provenance, and nothing else is known about its history. If it is a copy, then it is a well made one, but we have priced it as
if it were a reproduction. It also comes with our “No questions asked guarntee of satisfaction.”

The scarcity of the real swords of this design makes this a worthwhile addition to those that fancy Confederate
Civil War relics, but can’t afford them. For example, there are two swords of the style with the CS – Star markings on the
internet. One is priced at $12,500.00 and the other at $9500.00.

sides ofthe hilt. No leather washer

This sword design was first made by Ames as the Model 1832 and
issued to regular artillery regiments and infantry. The Ames short sword appeared in their catalog as Number 350.

and forward side of the hilt showing pommel and crossguard

: The blade is 1 /4″ wide at the
hilt and 19″ long.
There no “fuller”. The hilt is 4 3/4″ long,
1 1/4 wide and /4″ thick. The entire hilt is cast brass, and the design is molded with fish scale decoration. The cross guard
straight cross and there are no quillions.

of blade showing reverse. Both are about the same

The blade has some slight pitting and dark areas of rust
with with some of its original nickel plating in evidence on both sides. Both edges are sharp and without nicks. The blade
is solid in its handle.

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