Cold Steel U.S. 1860 Heavy Cavalry Saber Sword



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    This top quality replica is patterned after the Model 1840 cavalry saber. Dubbed the "Old Wrist Breaker" due to its heavy weight, this design was used during the Mexican War, throughout the Civil War, and well into the campaigns against the Plains Indians. Measuring 41 1/2" in length, this item offers a 36" blade which is constructed from 1055 carbon steel with a hard spring temper and is guaranteed to pass the British Proof Test. The brass guard has three bars to protect the hand and the grip is wire bound leather and capped with a sturdy pommel. This sword includes a double ringed steel scabbard. This is an excellent sword for the reenactor or historical collector. Cold Steel, 88HCS.

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    Customer Reviews | Average Rating: 5.00 out of 5
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    Cheryl Mcgraw
    Jun 18, 2011
    (5 out of 5)

    You want to know how good this is? Just look it up on youtube... they put the blade through the hood of a car!


    Michael Gregory
    Jan 15, 2009
    (5 out of 5)

    An elegant weapon. I have yet to test it in my back yard but it is -7F outside :-) so I will hold off for now. It came well packed and on time. What else but the best to expect from True Swords.
    Both the saber itself and the scabbard are very well made. The saber fits well and doesn’t rattle. This is a cavalry saber so the curvature of the blade is a bit more than it is shown on the picture (maybe it is the angle of the shot). This is how it is supposed be. You can still do fencing moves on the ground, don’t get me wrong.
    Mine came unsharpened; which is fine, I can sharpen it later. It looks unusual because the other products I have bought from Cold Steel came razor sharp.
    The saber comes with the British Proof Test certificate. British Proof Test is a controversary test with no historical reference you can find on the Internet but you can read about it on a few sword selling websites and Cold Steel itself. If nothing else this test will weed out any defective blades before they are sold. So whether this test was initiated by the British or somebody else it is a good thing to perform on a blade before you sell it.
    To sum it up – I love it.


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