A scarce Model 1840 Light Artillery Sword - US Civil War Import. Completely unmarked. This sword is quite rare as they were produced in far fewer numbers than the infantry and cavalry due to the relatively smaller size of the artillery regiments. This sword was probably manufactured in either France or Germany and imported into the North during the early part of the Civil War when the home nations could not produce enough swords for their own troops. Sword makers such as Ames took over production of this pattern as the war progressed but these swords will be marked to the sword companies and with inspector's stamps.
Sword in good condition
One of the reasons that we find these imports unmarked is that the European sword companies did not want to be identified as many of them supplied both the Union and Confederate forces. Condition of the sword is good with all leather and brass twistwire remaining to the grip. Comes complete with its original iron scabbard. Blade length is 32 inches (37 inches overall).
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