Adopted in late 1841, this model cutlass was made by the Ames Mfg. Co. until 1846. In all a total of 6,600 cutlasses were produced. These saw service through the Mexican and Civil Wars. It has a straight double edged blade with a median ridge. The grip and pommel are cast brass. The guard consists of a broad strip of brass which gradually expands from the pommel to form a wide flat counter guard. The outside edges are thickened for increase strength and the quillon terminates above the blade in a disc. Our replica comes with a black leather scabbard with brass fittings. The throat piece has a brass stud for a belt frog.