The sword I received is a good, faithful replica of the M1840 NCO swords. It arrived well packed and very sharp. It is probably better quality than many of the original swords as manufacturing quality suffered during the Civil War. It is historically correct and (as far as I can tell) compliant with current Army regulation.
There are some very minor casting defects in the handle and small imperfections on the scabbard that are can be buffed away. You would have to be within 10 cm to really notice them.
Overall, I am very happy with the sword.
May 03, 2019
very good. the hilt appears to be peened and is solid. the fitting of the blade into the guard is tight; the hole isn't over-sized so there should be no issues with shifting around.
December 16, 2016
This is a fine reproduction, and completely functional. The blade is stiff, well tempered and beautifully finished. I had mine sharpened and it was honed perfectly to a near razor sharpness with no visible secondary edge.
A remarkable reproduction!
January 04, 2016