Peterson #153, 1872-1922. Brass hilt with screw-off pommel with the school seal in relief on the quillon block. Cast silver grip. 30" straight d.e. blade finely decorated with the US, arms splay, eagle, and foliage on a gilt ground. The ricasso with The Ames Sword Co. Chicopee Mass. That address used until 1898 only dating this sword 1872-98. The hilt and scabbard with some honest wear from use and storage. Good early example of this important pattern.