Model 1850 Army Staff & Field Officers' Sword

Model 1850 Army Staff & Field Officers' Sword

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  • Product Description



    From The Hillside Forge Pty. Limited (New South Wales), a supplier to The Australian National Maritime Museum (Sydney), Abbey Museum of Art & Archaeology (Brisbane), ABC Costume Department (Sydney), Bodium Castle (England), theatres, theatre groups, colleges, advertising agencies and film companies.


    This real sword is... 

    • Hand Forged.
    • Full Tang.
    • Sharp.
    • EN45 Steel.


    The Model 1850 Army Staff and Field Officers' Sword was carried by all members of staff departments, Field Grade officers of Artillery and Infantry, Company Grade Officers of Light Artillery, Staff Officers and Aides-de-Camp between 1850 and 1872. It was based on a French pattern. Though other swords were by regulation allowed, this model was by far the most popular sword carried by officers during the American Civil War. The Staff and Field Officers' Sword is distinct from the Model 1850 Army Foot Officers' Sword.

    Measurements and Specifications:



    1.034 Kg (1.744 Kg in scabbard)

    Overall length:


    Blade length:


    Blade width:

    2.8cm at base, tapering slightly

    Grip length:

    11.2cm (excluding pommel)

    Guard width:


    Point of Balance:

    19.4cm from guard

    Centre of Percussion:

    ~34cm from guard


    This sword possesses a powerful and authoritative presence in the hand. Its point of balance is far from the guard and aids in its cutting capability. The sword is easily wielded with a single hand. Despite it being known as a thrusting sword, it is also a very effective cutter. Both underhand and overhand cuts are possible and not difficult with a bit of practice. The blade tracks nicely. The sword possesses a serviceable thrusting point. Overall it is a very smart looking weapon. To sum up: an impressive robust piece with an exceptional sense of aesthetics.

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