This is an interesting named presentation grade sword made by the Ames Sword Company. As such, I believe that it is fairly late- probably right around 1900. It is named to the recipient- Wayne Hamilton- on both scabbard and blade. I have been unable thus far to find anything about him. The sword is a presentation grade 1860 staff and field officers. The hilt is possibly earlier than the blade, as it has a plain reverse guard, which is more common on earlier swords. Th button that holds the reverse guard in place is missing. The sharkskin grip and wire are very nice. The blade has a gold wash, which is showing some wear. The name "Wayne Hamilton" is on the reverse, with "US" on the obverse. The company name, "Ames Sword Company" is on the ricasso. The blade is quite nice, with a few minor stains towards the point. I have not really tried to clean the blade, as I don't want to disturb the remaining gold wash. However, the stains look as though they would come off pretty easily. There is no pitting. It is possible that the point has been sharpened, but it is full length. The scabbard is interesting. The recipient's name is on the body of the scabbard between the top and middle band. It is etched into the body along with floral designs. I wanted to take the mounts off to clean the scabbard, but could not remove them, so left it alone. I believe that someone more skilled than I am could improve the look of the scabbard considerably. The nickle if worn, and there are some rust spots, especially on the reverse. If the scabbard was soaked in kerosene, I believe that it would clean to be quite nice. The scabbard mounts strike me as a bit crude, especially for Ames. However, since the blade and the scabbard are both named, it is obviously how it was made. The sword is 38 inches overall. The blade is 29 1/2 inches.
Коллекция (разрешение №919)
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