UNITED STATES, 19TH CENTURYA rare Ames U.S Revenue Marine service sword. The sword possesses a 28 1/8" blade marked on reverse ricasso "Ames / Mfg. Co. / Chicopee / Mass". The blade is etched with floral scroll and "U.S.R.M." on obverse side and crest with balance scales and floral scroll on the reverse. The blade is very clean showing some wear throughout the floral decorations in the center. The hilt with a brass wire wrapped rayskin grip, the crossguard is cast in relief "USRM" and the shield form langet is cast in relief with a federal eagle and shield. The pommel with quadrafoil relief leaf decoration. The hilt retains much of the original gilt surface. The scabbard is leather covered with three brass fitting adorned with a balance scale and key nine star crest insignia on top fitting with fouled anchor on center fitting. The condition of the scabbard is very good with the black leathering showing alligatoring, fittings show some traces of original gilding. Overall an exceptional and rare USRM sword.
Dimensions:28 1/8" blade, overall length with scabbard 35 1/2"