Naval Officer's Cutlass and Scabbard.
steel and brass.
Overall: 34 1/2 in. ( 87.6 cm )
inscriptions: stamped near hilt: "1862" and "Made by/ Ames Mfg. Co./Chicopee/Mass."
Slightly curved, single edged blade, basket knuckleguard of sheet brass, black leather grip, wire wound. Black leather scabbard, copper riveted seam, brass star ornamented tip rivet and button for belt mounting.
Gift of the Naval History Society
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