Steel, brass, wood, leather; leather, brass
Overall: 33 x 5 x 4 1/2 in. ( 83.8 x 12.7 x 11.4 cm )
stamped: on reverse of blade below hilt: "Made by / AMES MFG. Co. / CHICOPEE / . . ."
stamped: on obverse of blade below hilt: "1862"
Naval cutlass with curved, single-edged steel blade with broad fuller; half-basket guard made of unperforated sheet brass riveted to cast brass knuckle-bow and counter-guard; wooden grip with carved ridges, originally covered in leather; helmet-shaped pommel without surface decoration; leather scabbard with riveted back seam and circular brass frog stud.
Gift of Miss Hattie A. Myrick
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