This is an original period item but was not commissioned and was actually used mostly as a dress sword for musicians during the Civil War era. The handle is made of brass with a brass wire wrapped around it. The sword measures about 34.5 inches from tip to butt. Please feel free to message me with any questions or requests for more photos.
The item "Vintage 1863 US Model 1840 AHC Ames MFG Musicians Civil War Sword Brass Handle" is in sale since Tuesday, November 2, 2021. This item is in the category "Collectibles\Militaria\Civil War (1861-65)\Original Period Items\Edged Weapons". The seller is "bigcrab" and is located in Cambridge, Maryland. This item can be shipped to United States.