US Model 1840 Foot Officer's Sword (Infantry)

This pattern is basically the US Model 1840 NCO Sword but with design-work (floral motif) on the pommel, guard, and clamshell. It's design was heavily influenced by similar English Officer's Swords (mainly the Pattern 1796 Foot Officer's Sword, 1796-1830) and French Staff Officer's Swords from about 1820-1840.
The hilts is of brass and all embellishments are cast; sometimes the wire wrap is not cast but actually wound wire.
There are many variations and examples were carried by both sides during the Civil War.
I have owned only a couple of these, but they are usually found in good condition.

West Point Cadet Name Searches

I have various information on West Point Cadets - graduates and non-graduates - from 1802 to 2002. If there is a name on your sword - and that name is registered as a West Point Cadet - I can very likely supply basic information on that individual. I charge $10 to search, non-refundable. If a record is found, I will forward that information on to you via e-mail; if no record is found, I will e-mail you to that effect. Follow this link to request a West Point Cadet Search.

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