This is an outstanding condition Ames 1860 with the rare brass mountings and etched blade for officers. It is one of the best we've ever seen and shows a wonderful scabbard that the previous owners took great care of. The blade is a 9.7 on a scale of 10. 97% original gold gilt on all brass with most of that only missing on the top of the pommel. This is about as good as it gets with this rare pattern.