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
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