670. U.S. Model 1841 Naval Cutlass by Ames

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21'' blade with an overall length of 26 1/2''. The dual-sided blade is primarily bright silver, showing evidence of a light cleaning with scattered light scratches, patches of fine pinprick pitting and a couple spots of light oxidation and nicks along the edges. The obverse ricasso is maker marked ''N.P Ames / _ _ _ ELD'' with the beginning of the location lost to fading while the reverse ricasso shows ''USN / 184_'' with part of the 4 and the last number faded as well. The bass hilt is primarily a deep tarnished patina with defined scales and Federal Eagle on both sides of the pommel. The reverse edge of the guard is numbered ''35'' and the forward curving quillon is marked of both sides lightly fading ''J:'' and ''Re''. The No.1 type black leather scabbard is equipped with brass mounts. The leather is heavy crazed with patches of flaking and a separating seam. The mounts show some shallow light dents, a loose but intact frog stud and flaking black enamel toning to a pale brown patina. A very good Ames Naval Cutlass with early style scabbard. (58814-4) (1200/1800) Sold For 1150.00

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