The most popular collection of all US weapons – a presentation balls that have been honored with awards and were not intended for combat. Many of these balls decorated with gold and silver with delicately etched tip. Also cherished glasses that officers made for themselves, in many cases, beautifully made of expensive materials. Some collectors specialize in swords made by a specific manufacturer of balls, for example, Nathan P. Ames from Springfield, Massachusetts. Ames made balls in the late 1800s. Other collectors are concentrated on the arms of one period. Civil war is the most popular.
Collectors of US military swords are usually grouped ball depending on the wars in which they can be used, Revolution, War of 1812, the war in Mexico 1846-1848 years and the Civil War. Swords of the Revolution may be the most valuable.
In America, very few American goal was made, made before the revolution. Most balls imported from Europe or simply imported blades, and then finished here. American swords were usually cherry or maple wood, wrapped in wire. Several of these producers balls signed his work, among them silver John Bailey and Ephraim Brasher from New York. In 1798, Nathan Page of Middletown, Conn did cavalry sabers for verbavanyh people. He released the 2000 goals that mark them as "N Starr & Co." on one side of the blade and the "United States – one thousand seven hundred ninety-nine" on the other.
Several other companies are also producing balls for the United States Army in the years after the revolution and lead to war in 1812, these swords were called "contract" with swords, and they are not so difficult to find. Eagle, adopted as a national symbol in 1782, has been a favorite choice of the officers as an emblem of a sword. By the time the war a lot of balls contract was made in Mexico. The most famous of these goals – a desirable model in 1832. Many goals from the beginning of the 1800s again saw service in the Civil War, and examples mechov used in this conflict, it is also not difficult to find. Any sword made for the Confederacy, more valued than the Union, because it was made much smaller. Confederation balls typically include the initials "CS" for the Confederate States, or "CSA" for Confederate States of America, engraved on the blade. The discovery of the history of ball – one of the most interesting aspects of the collection. Many old American swords were engraved with the names of the owners. Their official military records can tell some fascinating stories and are available to the general public.