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This fine replica sword is patterned after the US Model 1860 Light Cavalry Saber issued prior to the Civil War. It was also used during that period and into the Plains Indians Wars of the 1870s and 1880s. Measuring 40" overall, this saber features a 35" high carbon steel blade and a leather wrapped handle. It comes with a nickel-plated steel scabbard. This is a superb item and will make any Civil War or historical collector supremely satisfied with its authenticity and detail!
This is a great inexpensive sword. I have bought about 30 for presentations through the years. Good quality at a good price
I don’t see how anyone can make such a high quality product like this with such a ridiculously low price. My friends and family loved it. This is a Union light Calvary Sword and if they come out with a Confederate version i’ll Buy it because I would like too have the set.
A fine saber at this price range. I collect Iaido katanas so I have some experience with carbon steel blades. This came very well protected in shipment. The saber and scabbard come shipped together, the saber is placed outside the scabbard. Both pieces are oil protected and come wrapped in a plastic sheath. Firstly, I unwrapped the saber. I used mineral "spirits" to clean the blade (only takes a minute to do this). Then I tightened the small tang nut at the end of the handle. I then put a light coat of mineral "oil" on the blade. Cleaned the scabbard with mineral "spirits". Then I took a small file and lightly "de-burred" the inside of the scabbard "mouth". I then sprayed WD-40 inside the scabbard. Then I placed the saber in the scabbard. Not all the way into the scabbard at first. Put the saber into the scabbard several times, until the saber worked it's way fully into the scabbard. Looks beautiful, and everything feels really solid. The saber comes dull, which is fine for me. A great buy at Bud K !!!
I've had this sword for a few months now and I am very happy with the product, you get much more that you paid for. The sword is very good and comes oiled. Personally recommend any collector to start with this. 10\10
Purchased this saber about a month ago for myself. Could not believe the way it looked and felt when I opened the box. Had to do a couple of minor modifications to it but well worth the time. Recommend replacing leather cushioning ring and spraying the the inside of the scabbard with WD40 or liquid wrench (turn upside down on cloth to drain excess). Some minor fileing on scabbard throat to remove rough edges and to make removing and replacing saber smoother. Showed it to my brother in law and now he's ordering one for himself. We are both retired military. Plus I'm ordering a second one for a friend who is also retired miltary.
The sword is super! Beautifully made, and I've had it etched for my boss with his military dates of service, grade, and name. It's amazing. Thanks for the quick shipping too!
Much larger than I expected, much heavier than I expected. Im very please with the quality and the great price. I cannot imagine how they can make them and sell them so inexpensively. I look forward to proudly display this sword with the rest of my collection. Definitely a must have.
This true to spec replica is spot on. Mine was purchased for me by my wife a couple of Christmases ago. On our recent trip to Gettysburg, I brought it up to Little Roundtop, where the 20th Maine Stood, and gave it a thrust into the ground to "anoint it" in the ground of the warriors. Rugged, Sturdy, and now well capable of combat (personal sharpening), It stands at the ready. This is another SUPER Bud-K deal, that you shouldn't pass up. if you "run out of ammo in the apocalypse , you'll need something..... & I've got mine.
I was very impressed with the sword..this thing is built! and looks cool as well all the way down to the scabbard that houses it! was very pleased....need to get the correct jacket now..........
I bought this for a 12-year old grandson for Christmas. He covets my great grandfather's Civil War sword but that's not going to happen soon. This sword is a true bargain for the money and very well done, I was very surprised when I took it out of the box. It looks great, the quality is great and the appearance is authentic.
I received this as a gift from a person who knew of my enjoyment of Civil War re-enactments and my hobby collecting replicas of that era. Many of the comments complain that the sword is sent dull. In fact, Civil War swords were presented dull. It was up to the officers or non-coms to have them sharpen per their wishes. One officer might wish a sharp point for stabbing, while another would want a full sharpening for slashing. I'm not a fan of stainless steel in knives and certainly not one for swords. As in authentic the steel rusted and discolored quickly and needed the tender care a soldier might show to his sweet heart. In those times mineral oil, whale oil, olive oil and other lubricants were used to keep the sword safe from rush. One anecdotal story relates how an officer made a quite a bit of money polishing his brother officer's swords. He had originally been a jeweler and for some inexplicably reason had brought his gem polishing accouterments with him. The metal sheath is nicely put together, though mine had a slight ding in it. No matter. It gave it character. Withdrawing the sword from the sheath has a satisfying metal on metal sound. As I doubt I will be in any cavalry charges I have no plan to sharpen my sword. It will hang on my wall and will be part of my dress uniform next Christmas at the San Francisco Charles Dickens Christmas Faire.
Me and my dad have always liked American history, and among our collection I am happy to have acquired this sword. The sword came oiled and dull, I found no defects when inspecting it. The sword is heavy and very sturdy. After swinging it a few times through the air the blade kept its alignment and did not wiggle at the base of the blade like cheep swords do. Very good value for price.
I bought this to be a display, wall hanger, along with my Cavalry Hats. For that purpose it is perfect. It came well packed and covered in protective grease. The handle is wire wrapped, black leather over wood and the Brass Hilt / Handguard has a nice shape to it.The blade is good, carbon steel. Mine is not sharpened but as a display will be no problem. Now if I can just find a Left Handed model. If you are looking for a Civil War, Replica Cavalry Saber for use as a wall hanger or ceremonial use, I would certainly recommend this one. The price is right too.
This GREAT value is not just a re3plica sword. in ALL respects it is solid, sturdy, and eminently functional. Its Solid construction & carbon steel blade are superior, and already come with a VERY appreciable edge (which can easily be "refined" to a razor's edge), and a scabbard that is Just as sturdy, and would make our "forefathers" proud. This fine piece is WELL worth the purchase price, and if I were to "equip" my company of warriors, it would MORE than fit the bill.
It looks as good as its picture. I bought one for my grandaughter age 13 4 Christmas gift liked it so well,I got one 4 me.its streight strong has a indestruktable feel to it.Might get another to do that cross swords thing above the mantel or under a large portrate. I may sharpen it but is safer this way, I have a realy sharp sward in my colection a someri that I can't show off because handeled wrong it draws blood. but the calverly sword as it came 2 me is safe with a reasonly trustworthy kid.even unsharpend It wood destoy the furiture,so be careful who u give one 2.
A great sword for the price! Oddly, the sword was shipped outside of the scabbard -- but they ship a lot of them, so I guess they know their business. It has a few minor flaws -- nicked handle leather, sharp spot on the rear of the guard, leather on the sword meant to cushion it when putting it into the scabbard is smaller than the hole in the scabbard -- but overall in excellent shape. Mine is unsharpened, but it may be better that way. This is a BIG sword! It was well lubricated to prevent rust. The place of origin is faintly vibro-penciled into the blade right next to the handle and would take only a few seconds of light sanding to make it a perfect reenactment sword. I'm VERY well pleased. Thank you, Bud K for bringing us affordable knives and swords!
We use these for our saber arch at the Military Ball. Would be a great for a military wedding. Also, we use as presentation sabers for Cadet of the Year and Color Guard Commander. I agree with earlier comment. Must keep them oiled or the blade will rust; best to keep them in a good dry area. I buy them here every year for presentation sabers. We've had the the saber arch ones for over 9 years and still in very good shape! It is the highlight of our Military Ball when the seniors walk through the arch with their dates! Excellent Value!
Great product. Feels heavy to me but since I don't have any real swinging room here I'm not too used to swinging weapons. I love the handle, the wood was great. A lot of the products have the plastic which is solid but I prefer real handles. Not the most fancy in my collection but probably the best overall.
Awesome sword for an amazing price. This is a great sword for anyone especially if they are interested in the civil war. It is my first sword from true swords and I am definitely going to get more.
Its a great sword! Carbon steel makes it alittle heavy to swing, but its good for practice. I took it apart, as soon as it came, I was impressed on how thick the metal was in the handle. The brass fittings were marked up, but I'll polish that up. All in all a good sword for the price! I am very impressed with True Swords and how they back up their products, NO ONE has a 15 day return policy, but they do!
I just got this and it looks fairly good. Blade came sharpened, and coated with grease. It seems like it would be functional if someone were to use it, and the scabbard is nice to. Not to heavy either. I haven't yet found any major flaws with it.
Excellent transaction!!! Great cross talk and fast shipping. I received all 5 swords in great shape. I am about to purchase 5 more.
I was very impressed with the sword. It completely met my expectations. Thank you for providing a quality product, I will now order 2 more because that was my original intension - I just wanted to make sure that I would be happy with them first.
I just got this delivered like 20 mins ago and I LOVE IT! I have been a huge Civil War fan for ten years and I have constantly been searching for a sword that I believe to be as close to the real thing, and this is exceeds my wildest dreams. The sword itself is incredibly lightweight and easily swung around with one hand. At first the sword was hard to get into its sheath but once it sat in the warmth for a little bit, the metal returned to its normal state and the sword easily fits into its sheath now. Excellent quality and I can assure you that I will be doing more business with trueswords.com in the future! CONGRATS ON THE GREAT MAKE TRUESWORDS!!!
No complaints here. If anyone has a complaint, maybe they should have shelled out another $250.00.
Few Knicks and scratches on the scabbard and the blade side. Few marks on the hilt and a crudely etched India marking. Knowing people who own a high end model 1860 I can say that the blade is way more difficult than it should be to pull and return the saber from the scabbard. Can't beat 40 bucks so im not complaining. If you want something outstanding be prepared to spend over 100.
poor quality, unexpected from BUDK. grip was not attached/aligned with the guard, sloppy construction. have been trying to return for 7 days, poor customer service.
A must for any serious collector. You can expect to $60.00 or more elsewhere for the same sword. I like the etching on the blade. Great for reenactment.
I was pleased the minute I removed this sword from the box. For the price, the quality is pretty good. The sword looks good and should display well. There may be better detailed swords out there, but they will be much more in price than this sword. If you're looking for a not too expensive Cavalry design sword that's pretty well made, and looks good.....I say BUY ONE!!
A relly nice, well built sword. If I had written this a year ago I would have no complaints, but, I am wrighting it now. It gets all rusty a year after you have it, I guess because it is not stainless, still it is well worth the money.
I had been watching these for a while, and picked one up when it was on sale. I was pleasantly surprised. I had seen one several years ago, and the brass casting for the hand guard on my sample was much smoother than the last one I had seen. The sword was shipped out of the scabbard, and did not fit well, as the scabbard's curved did not match it exactly. I have a retaining wall made out of 4x4s stacked up log cabin style. I was able to put the scabbard between the 4x4s on the retaining wall and adjust (bend) the scabbard to the correct curve with a little trial and error. the faux leather on the handle is nicked in one spot, as soon as I find the right leather I will remove the naugahidee, and replace it with leather. I will do some minor reshaping of the wooden handle at that time to improve the look of the fit fit, and the feel of the handle. there may be nicer models out there, but the ones I have seen cost more than twice the normal retail of this sword, and easily four times the sale price I paid for mine. So in spite of the aforementioned easily repaired flaws I believe it is an excellent value, a good wall hanger right out of the box, the design is solid, the balance feels good. I have not decided if I will leave the blade as is for safety. The edge is manufactured in such a way it is safe, but it would be easy to bring it to dangerous sharpness with a dremil The cross section of the blade seems right, and the blade is sturdy and straight with a full tang that is narrowed and threaded toward the end, making the entire weapon very sturdy. This is a good value for the price.
I always wanted a civil war sword and thought this replica looked close enough. It is made in India. Mine has a nice wire wrapped leather handle on it along with a sold brass hand guard. I always look for solid brass rather than brass plating. The only thing I was a bit disappointed in was there was no edge on it. That just wouldn't do for me and would have been much too much work to hand hone it. So brought it to a knife sharpening shop in West Eugene and had them put it on a belt sander which is needed to remove a lot of metal to get an edge. Now that it is nice and sharp I am happy with it. I also treated the blade with Birchwood Casey's sheath anti-rust oil to make sure the carbon steel blade doesn't form any rust. I recommend this sword for a civil war wall hanger. Cool!
I'll start with the pros. I bought this for my 13 year-old son as a birthday present. He absolutely loved it! As do I. The guard is beautiful and the leather on the handle gives you good grip. The blade came dull, which is good because its FOR DISPLAY. I'm glad that the scabbard was metal, instead of leather or plastic.
The sword is long and it pretty durable, very durable actually. I have whacked trees countless times and it still works great. The sword is really dull, and it is hard to sharpen, but it if you get it sharp, its a total destruction!!!! It wont break and it can be very sharp. Hit or miss. but I got mine for free. I recommend you give it a shot.
A little on the heavy side due to the carbon steel but the sword itself is very nice. The only problem i have with the blade is the dullness that it comes in but with a little time it can be re-sharpened to your own liking.
I was very pleased when I recieved this one. It is dimensionally correct when compared to a real original M 1860 that a friend who is a re-enactor owns, so much so that I have ordered a second as a gift for him so he can hang his original on the wall. It came to me coated with a heavy coat of oil and wrapped in plastic and bubble wrap to protect it and its' finish. As it is steel and not stainless, any handling should be followed by a cleaning with a polish of some sort as well as a coating of some sort of oil. While the scabbard is supposedly nickel plated, it should be treated to the same handling rules. If you plan it to be a wall hanger, a better solution would be to completely degrease it, polish it with a commercial polish as is sold here on the site and then clear coat it with some clear spray enamel overall. This is especially true of anyone who lives in a humid or damp climate. The originals were coated with preservatives in the form of mineral oils or even animal fat in a pinch and got regular polishings from their owners to combat the rust problem. I am highly satisfied with this purchase and will probably order another one for myself down the line for a display of a very historical item.
I just got this today, and I must say it is pretty cool. I did have a couple problems with it though. First of all, it's kinda' hard to miss the INDIA print on it. There was also a Made in India sticker, but that's not a problem. Second, there were a lot of scratches near the base of the blade and the guard. Third, it's not sharp. I thought that it would've been sharp, but oh well. Overall, it's still a cool-looking sword and didn't really disappoint me. I would recommend it only if you like curved swords or Civil War stuff.
Something I noticed a little after I got over my original hype about buying a sword was the the balance point is about eight inches from the top of the hilt. I tried swinging it to test it, and the balance point where it is made it rather uncomfortable and awkward, also making my wrist tire quickly. It doesn't have a distal taper, but if it did it would be lighter and more agile in the hand. As a wall-hanger, it's good, and the assembly is pretty sturdy.
When I got the sword, I realized it had no leather on the grip!! Just wood with wire wrapped. Also, it had an acorn nut on the butt of the grip, which i had not seen on the originals. Rather than send it back, I removed the acorn nut and grip and wrapped my own black leather on the handle.Then re-wrapped the wire. I also removed the acorn nut from the butt and now it looks right. I don't need it to be sharp so thats o.k. Overall, a decent sword for the price, but not what I thought I was getting!!!
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This sword looks very nice. However, you do get what you pay for, as this IS just a wall hanger. If you want to chop and cut stuff, get the cold steel 1860 HEAVY Cavalry saber. It looks just the same,(a little better even) and can cut!
I actually got mine a few years ago. It came and there was no leather wrapped around the handle, the sheath was bent (which mad it hard to get the sword out) and the sword was very, very dull. It is awkward to hold, it feels super heavy and is not balanced
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