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1860 Heavy Cavalry Saber

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1860 Heavy Cavalry Saber1860 Heavy Cavalry Saber

Overall Length: 41-1/2"

Blade Length: 36"

Blade Width:

Blade Thickness:

Weight: 2 lbs 11 oz

Grip Length:

Point of Balance:

Steel: 1055 High Carbon

Edge: Sharpened

Sharpening: N/A

Engraving: N/A

At the outbreak of the American Civil War, there were two types of sabers issued to the Federal Cavalry: "light" and "heavy". The light version was popular, but the heavy model, dubbed the "Old Wrist Breaker" was the one worth owning, as it was a superior weapon. Its 36" blade offered big reach advantages over most sabers, and its substantial weight gave it the leverage to easily crush bones and sever limbs with a single blow. The brass guard had three bars to protect the hand and the grip was wire bound leather and capped with a sturdy pommel. In its double ringed, steel scabbard, it could be easily attached to a saddle or to a belt.  After handling a number of original 1860 Heavy Cavalry Sabers, we agree, this is a great reproduction with a few improvements- blade is made from 1055 carbon steel with a hard spring temper and will pass the British Proof Test.

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