1860 Heavy Cavalry Saber (US Civil War)

1860 Heavy Cavalry Saber (US Civil War)

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  • Product Description

    • Weight: 1.1 kg (1.712 kg in scabbard).Overall Length: 99.7 cm (excluding curvature).
    • Blade Length: 85 cm (excluding curvature).
    • Blade Width: 2.9 cm at base, then tapering.
    • Grip Length: 10.6 cm.
    • Guard Width: 10.4 cm.
    • Point of Balance: 21.5 cm from guard.
    • Center of Percussion: Intermdetiate.


    Originally copied from a French Cavalry issue sabre, it was regular issue for the US military from 1860, but as they were manufactured in the north, it became principally a union weapon. A very specialised weapon, slightly shorter than a regular sabre. This shortness rendered it useful for close-in combat and made it easier to stab with as well as swipe. Although it was produced in union territory, the government supplemented their supply by purchasing identical swords from the original European manufacturers. This was not a particularly useful sword when on foot, but when mounted, the advantages of height backed by the charging power of the horse, made the curved blade doubly effective. The slightly reduced length of the blade also allowed for a quick draw, when switching from revolver to sabre.


    • Full tang.
    • Solid brass fittings.
    • Hand forged blade.
    • EN45 Steel.
    • With scabbard.

    Free shipping (Australia & New Zealand).




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    1. Cool

      I have just received my new sabre, A great price and sent to me quickly, weapon came sharp as promised and well oiled, so no complaints on service. Considering it came from the town of black butt in oz (lol) , thou still a noob to HEMA I find it nice and light and nimble within reason, would I say it makes a good first sword,,, No only because of the leather and gold branding with I don't thinking will handle a lot of wear and tear and because the handle is pended I shudder to think how someone could make repairs , In saying that as a gift and wall hanger that will be used on the odd occasion I would recommend it on 16th Aug 2018

    2. Love it

      Love it on 14th Aug 2018

    3. A handsome sabre.

      My first sabre, nice handle and solid guard, quite light and manoeuverable. Solidly built and very good for the price. on 9th May 2016

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