Model 1840 C. Roby N.C.O. Sword
This original sword specimen is the Model 1840 N.C.O. sword produced by
C. Roby of West Chelmsford, Massachusetts. Piece is a handsome edged
weapon in excellent original condition and typical of that carried by
Federal non-commissioned officers. Overall length of the weapon is 38Â½â€
and the 32Â¼â€ long steel blade shows a pleasing bright finish with very
few spots of dark oxidation visible. Sword features the original brass
hilt with its original double clamshell guards. Never cleaned, all
brass has acquired a pleasing mellow patina. The single-edged blade
features a stopped fuller and a ricasso marked on the reverse with â€œC. ROBY / W. CHELMSFORD / MASSâ€
a circular pattern. Blade is dated 1862.
Original photo of a Union NCO with his NCO Sword.