This fine saber has a 1065 high carbon steel blade with full tang and is well tempered. Grip is black leather wrapped and twisted brass wire. A rare chance to own a unique piece of US wartime history. An authentic replica of the highest caliber. Prior to the Civil War Messrs. Sharp & Hamilton operated a farming implement company under the trade name of Nashville Plow Works. With the war looming, the owners converted their establishment into an armory. The Nashville Plow Works continued operations until April 1, 1862, when the city was taken by Federal troops. This sword has a cast brass guard, with both CSA and Nashville Plow Works also cast in block letters on the underside of the guard. The pommel and back strap are of one piece and of brass. The scabbard is blackened steel with brass mounts. Made by Windlass Steelcrafts.