US Model 1840
Musician's Sword

These Musician's Swords, to my knowledge, were the only Model ever designated as regulation. I believe they were carried by bandsmen (musicians) from 1840 to about the late 1890's.
They are not as fragile in appearance and feel as the 1860 Field and Staff; in fact, they appear quite combat capable.
Again the French influence is obvious and it closely resembles the 1840 NCO Sword, less the semi-clamshell guard.
It is of solid brass hilt and all decorations are cast with the hilt.
I have owned a number of these, and at least one known Confederate variation.

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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