(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?
Ames manufactured M1840 Non-Commissioned Officer's Sword
This scabbard throat still evidences remnants of the original red wool washer.
(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