(Below) This sword has a great 1862 Civil War date.  Note the "8" in the date is missing its top.  This appears to be a common characteristic of the 1862 dated swordsWhether this is because of the manner in which the dye was struck, or whether it was a defect... who knows?

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This scabbard throat still evidences remnants of the original red wool washer.

M1840 NCO Sword

Ames manufactured M1840 Non-Commissioned Officer's Sword

(Above) The scabbard clasp on this sword is designed to fit over the belt as opposed to being hung.

(Above) One tough-looking sergeant with his NCO sword