A militia staff officer's sword by Ames Mfg. Co.
Straight 31 inch double edged blade with central fuller and 19 inch panel etched and engraved with scrolling florals, one side with Federal eagle and panoply of arms, the reverse with stand of flags and engraved above the hilt Ames Mfg. Co./Chicopee/Mass. Gilt brass hilt comprising cruciform crossguard molded with foliage and five-pointed stars; double chain guard with engraved links extending to helmet-form pommel. Mother-of-pearl gripscales. Brass three-ring scabbard engraved with foliage and an oak branch and between the suspension mounts with an eagle over lightning bolts.
Condition: Blade with sharp decoration showing pinpoint spotting. Hilt retains most gilt finish. Gripscales with some chipping on both sides above the guard. Scabbard with very slight traces of gilt finish and scattered light dents.