1861 John Aikens Presentation Sword Ames M1850 New York Civil War



  • M1850 Ames Mfg Sword with Original Scabbard
  • Scabbard engraved: “To Capt. John F. Aikens by Citizens of Waterloo N.Y. May 9, 1861”
  • John F. Aikens was Captain in the Waterloo Wright Guards, Company C of the 33rd Infantry New York
  • Leather & Brass Scabbard Stamped “Ames MFG. Co. Chicopee Mass.”
  • Beautiful single piece brass guard
  • Sharkskin wrapped grip (no wire)
  • 30″ Single Edged Blade, etched on both sides
  • Ames mark engraved near ricasso
  • Scabbard is in two pieces, but is complete
  • Total Length: 36″ 
  • Great piece for your collection!


SKU: 58191 Categories: Militaria, Swords


The blade shows moderate scratching, mottling, and oxidation from age…The edge does not look abused.The etching has faded and dulled, but can still be seen.The guard shows mild scratching and patina. The grip is missing the wire wrap, and the sharkskin has separated.The original leather & Brass scabbard has separated into two pieces near the middle. The leather shows heavy wear from age. The chape looks to have been reattached.


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