Civil War NCO Sword Dated 1864-Ames

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAThis is a Civil War period Non Commissioned Officer’s sword. It is in very good condition, as you can read all the markings where it has been inspected and accepted. It has two stamps on either side of the blade near the hilt. One side is marked “U.S. D.K. 1864” and the other is marked AMES MFc Co, CHICOPEE, MASS. The knuckle- bow has an inspector’s stamp reading “G.K.C.”. It has an overall length of 38 ½ inches with a blade length of 32 ¼ inches.