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Thread: Second try: is this a good and original American M1860 sword?

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    Second try: is this a good and original American M1860 sword?

    Second try, as the previous one I showed was a reproduction.

    The blade is "U.S." and "J.F." marked as well as dated "1865". "AMES" maker marked. Length 108 cm.

    Thanks again for your expert review!
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    Last edited by DirkS; 12-02-2018 at 01:35 AM.

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    A OK but condition is everything for a late war example.

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    Agree with Glen - this is the genuine article. With an 1865 date it likely saw little or no CW action, but the M1860 remained the primary enlisted cavalry saber through the Indian and Spanish-American wars until finally replaced by the M1913 "Patton" saber.

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    Thanks Glen and Richard. By comparing this sabre to the copy I already thought this would be a genuine item. I also agree that I'm not fond of its condition.

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