(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 swords. Whether this is because of the manner in which the dye was struck, or whether it was a defect... who knows?
This scabbard throat still evidences remnants of the original red wool washer.
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