1840 Ames NCO Sword

#500836
$149.95

This single-edged blade has a single broad fuller. Features a cast brass hilt, ribbed grip flanked by kidney-shaped hand guards. Pommel is global with a capstan. Blade length 31-3/4 inches.

OVERVIEW

The 1840 non commissioned sword was carried by American soldiers for over 70 years; a period which included the Mexican War, Civil War and Spanish American War.

Copied from an Ames original. The left ricasso reads AMES MFG CO / CHICOPEE / MASS. The right ricasso reads US / DFM / 1863. The single edged blade has a single broad fuller running from the ricasso to near the point. The entire hilt is cast brass and the grip is ribbed. The pommel is global with a capstan. The grip is flanked by kidney-shaped handguards.

This 1840 NCO sword comes with a leather scabbard that replicates the original Ames version. Can be sharpened for an additional fee.

Made by Windlass Steelcrafts.

  • Blade: 31-3/4" long

SPECIFICATIONS

Attribute nameAttribute value
Blade Length31-3/4" long

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It Handles Well
I was undecided between this sword and another but when I saw that Windlass was now offering the M1840 NCO sword with a leather sheath that did it.  I do not like steel scabbards.  It appears that I made a good decision as it handles well being fast and nimble.  My biggest issue is in the manner in which Windlass chose to add the nomenclature to the ricasso.  I had fully expected it to be stamped but instead it is printed on.  Nicely done but printed, I can feel the raised lettering and no doubt in time will wear off, if I don’t accidently use something that will dissolve it first.  For a complete review see my review on SBG https://sbg-sword-forum.forums.net/thread/56791/windlass-new-m1840-sword-5000836?page=1
- Paul, March 14, 2019
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Good Sword
I was debating whether to buy the #500350 M1840 NCO Sword or one from another company.  When I saw that Windlass had put new clothes on their old #500350, namely a leather sheath, and called it #500836 and briefly offered it at a 15% discount I jumped at it.  The leather sheath was the selling point.  Well, that and the statistics, principally the weight and balance point also helped.  The sword is nimble, fast, and easily controlled.  The diameter of the grip is a trifle small for my size 8 hand but easily manageable.  A glove gives me a better fit.  It comes without a washer but I made one from an old leather slingshot pouch without difficulty.  The blade is a thrusting blade but after putting a convex razor sharp edge on it, it cuts the traditional soft targets well.  The nomenclature on the ricasso was disappointing as it is printed on the surface where it is subject to wearing off or possibly affected by certain solvents.  I was expecting it to be stamped into the metal.  The grip arrived with a visible parting seam and a bit of flash.  I took care of all with a couple of needle files.  It’s a 5 starrer in my book.
- Paul, March 02, 2019
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High Quality!
I couldn't be more pleased with this high quality reproduction of a classic sword.  It's exactly what I needed for living history/reenacting.  I am currently active duty military and have since purchased several more and had them engraved for senior NCO retirement gifts.  
if you're looking for a great blade at a great value, look no further.
- Derek, February 09, 2019
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