US Model 1849 Rifleman's Knife, by Ames

Marked AMES MFG. CO. / CABOTVILLE / 1849 and U.S. / W.D.

Inspection marks on guard and frog stud.

Materials, workmanship, and markings all look correct.

Condition looks superb.

Owner says, "The inside of the sheath smells old and mildewy."
        Sheaths of the Asian-made fakes smell like new shoes.

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