US 1860 MODEL CIVIL WAR HEAVY CAVALRY SWORD BY ROBY, CHELMSFORD MASSACHUSETTS DATED 1864
This was the working sword of the Union Civil War cavalryman. Many thousands were made by several contractors. This sword was made by Christopher Roby of West Chelmsford, Massachusetts. The sword was made and inspected in 1864, which makes it one of 32,410 Roby contracted cavalry sabers paid for by the United States government during the Civil War. This makes Roby the second largest contractor of these sabers behind N. P. Ames of Chicopee, Mass., the largest supplier.
The US Civil War Heavy Cavalry Officers Sword offered here was made by Christopher Roby in Chelmsford Massachusetts (see history above). The sword has the Roby makers stamp to one side of the Langet and issue stamp of U.S. 1864 A.G.M. to the other side. Bright blade in excellent condition. Original scabbard also in good condition.