Take a look at the photos, they tell the story. The blade has a clear AMES stamp and on the other side has US G. (the inspector's initials which also appear on the end of the handle) and the year 1865.The drag has the initials J. For the inspector, these are usually worn off. All the info I offer here is from my observations, told to me by the person or persons I get items from or info found researching the item(s) on the internet. This item is in the category "Collectibles\Militaria\Civil War (1861-65)\Original Period Items\Edged Weapons". The seller is "studenut" and is located in this country: US. This item can be shipped to United States, Canada.