|CIVIL WAR M1849 AMES RIFLEMAN'S KNIFE 317 by Denix
The 1849 Ames Rifleman's Knife was the first government contracted military knife and was carried during the Civil War. There were only 1000 made by Ames Manufacturing Co. in Chicopee Falls Massachusetts contracted on March 8, 1848. Purchased at $4.00 a knife, they were delivered as a lot on May 5, 1848.
During the American Civil War, swords were still the most widely used edged weapon on the battlefields, but there was a need for knives as well. Used in battle, and more importantly for utility purposes in the field, this style of a rifleman's knife was carried by both Northern and Southern Troops.
This replica Ames Rifleman's Knife by Denix features a 10" carbon steel blade that comes factory dull and can be finely sharpened to meet personal specifications and use. The contoured wooden handle allows for a secure and comfortable grip. The blade tang is secured to the handle with Brass Pins and a polished brass handguard. A lanyard hole has been drilled into the pommel making for additional storage hang and carry options. Comes complete with a black leather scabbard equipped with matching brass fittings for safe carry and safe keeping.
Produced in traditional methods similar to the originals, these replica pieces have the authentic appearance and structure of the time-worn antiques. They are often difficult to distinguish from the expensive genuine articles. These affordable & beautiful replicas bring back the flavor of history and are ready to display in your home or office, or offer service in the fields of reenactment or ceremony.
• Blade Length: 10"
Given its style of make, this replica Civil War M1849 Ames Rifleman's Knife looks very much like an authentic piece of Americana, right from the history books. Yet its new construction makes it a fine piece for any enthusiast to own, carry, use, or display.
• Handle: 7 " wood
• Overall Length: 19"
• Blade: Carbon Steel
• Edge: Faux can be finely Sharpened
• Weight: 2.7 lbs
• Scabbard: Black Leather w/brass fittings
Its Denix factory delivered "safe edge" makes the Civil War M1849 Ames Rifleman's Knife a perfect prop for re-enactment, theater and film, and costume events.