The N.P. Ames Company opened its doors in 1791 at their factory at Chelmsford, Massachusetts. In 1832 Nathan P. Ames signed his first contract with the United States government for Foot Artillery swords. Thus began the tradition that exists to this day at America's oldest sword manufacturer.
Ames entry into the field was almost an accident as Nathan Starr gave up making swords in favor of guns. This accidental beginning resulted in a change of product for Ames which has overshadowed many other accomplishments of this company which became America's foremost supplier of edged weapons for over a century
Each knife is the traditionally styled knife used by James Bowie as he helped tame the American Frontier, an authentic Fighting Bowie crafted and etched in the tradition of the knife made famous by the legendary Jim Bowie.
The Ames Sword Company delivered two sample swords of a "new pattern" based on the French Light Cavalry Saber of 1822 to the ...read more
We have designed special swords for General Schwarzkopf (for Desert Storm), B.F. Goodrich Company, Norwalk Fire Department and many other individuals and organizations.