Picked up this nice NCO sword at a show a couple of weeks ago. It's marked
'US' and '1864' - the 4 being very lightly struck - and 'Ames Mfg. Co.
Chicopee Mass.' ( Other markings are inspectors initials ) There is
minimal rusting and it still has most of it's leather buffer pad.
These swords are not sharpened as they were designed