UNION ARMY Unmarked CIVIL WAR Era Antique U.S. Model 1840 MUSICIAN’S SWORD
Made for the Man Who Carried a “MUSICAL INSTRUMENT”
Here we present an antique U.S. Model 1840 Musician’s Sword, likely made by either the Ames Manufacturing Company in Chicopee Falls, Massachusetts, or W.H. Horstmann & Sons of New York and Philadelphia. The M1840 Musician’s Sword was quite literally made for the man in uniform who more frequently wielded a musical instrument than a firearm. The story has it that the concept for such a weapon materialized during the American Revolutionary War, when soldier musicians would walk onto the battlefield with the regular men, and if necessary, would have to defend themselves with their blades.
The overall condition is good. The blade has many dings and a nice dark patina. A slight bend can be seen along the back of the blade. Solid hand guard. There is a little bit of wiggle in the grip.
Overall length is 38-3/4 inches.
Blade length is 32-1/2 inches.
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Overall condition as seen in photos.
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