Model 1860 Union Cavalry Officer's Saber


This saber has a blade made of 1065 high carbon steel. Features wire wrapped leather handle, and brass three-branch guard and pommel. Overall length of 39 inches.
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This fine reproduction saber is a faithful copy of ones used. The hand forged blade is British military spec steel that will flex over 20° and return to true. The leather handle is wire wrapped. The brass, 3-branch guard is nicely hand chased and engraved, as is the brass pommel. Blade is beautifully etched with “U.S.,” and “E Pluribus Unum,” along with foliage and military trophies. Steel scabbard has brass throat, rings and drag. Made by Windlass Steelcrafts.


Attribute nameAttribute value
Overall Length39"
Blade Length33"
Blade Width1-1/8"
Blade Thickness3/16"
Weight2lbs 3oz
Scabbard Weight1lb 10oz
Material1065 High Carbon


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I own this saber and it is a fantastic weapon. I have examined many originals and I can say this recreation is true to those in almost every respect. The only real difference is the grips are leather rather than ray/shark skin, although some originals have leather grips. Balance is spot on as is weight. This is a fully functional weapon and is great for reenactors or actual use. The blade is both a terrific lasjing blade but also excellent in the thrust. This is a beautiful and versatile weapon. Sharpening service from Atlanta Cutlery/MRL is top notch, the only issue being that they do not sharpen the false edge as on the originals which increase thrusting ability and allows for hook cuts with the reverse. If you like sabers this one is a steal at this price.
- Tyler, August 04, 2011
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- Steve, February 12, 2012 | Verified Purchase
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Perfect!  Incorporating this into a gift.  Just what I was looking for.
- Norman, April 17, 2016 | Verified Purchase
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