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Swords and Weapons

Southern and Northern forces were issued with a variety of swords depending on their fighting style; cavalrymen, infantry, artillerymen, marines and officers, all had distinct weapons - knives, swords and sabres. In course of the civil war, sword bayonets were developed - a 23 inch blade mounted on the end of a rifle or musket turned the slow-to-reload medium range weapon into an effective spear for close range work. Museum Replicas manufacters and distributes a great selection of these historic knives, sabres, swords and bayonets.

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Model 1850 Foot Officer's Sword

#501130
This sword has a tempered high carbon steel blade etched with the letters "US", a floral pattern, branches and scrolls. The solid brass guard and hilt also displays a floral design.Comes with a blackened metal scabbard with correct brass mounts.
$149.95 $119.96

1840 Ames NCO Sword

#500836
This single-edged blade has a single broad fuller. Features a cast brass hilt, ribbed grip flanked by kidney-shaped hand guards. Pommel is global with a capstan. Blade length 31-3/4 inches.
$149.95 $119.96

Springfield Civil War Socket Bayonet

#600188
Designed for the Springfield .58 caliber rifle, this bayonet by Windlass Steelcrafts comes with an integral frog and a brass-mounted leather scabbard.
$49.95 $39.96

1853 Civil War Socket Bayonet

#600236
Designed for the 1853 three-band Enfield long rifle, this bayonet by Windlass Steelcrafts comes with a brass-mounted leather scabbard.
$49.95 $39.96

US 1860 Naval Cutlass

#500152
This Naval cutlass exhibits a hand-forged 1065 high carbon steel blade. Features leather frog and includes scabbard. Overall length of 31-1/2 inches. Comes factory sharp.
$189.95 $151.96

Nashville Plow Works Cavalry Saber

#501152
This replica saber has a full tang, 1065 high carbon steel, blade with a cast brass guard. Grip is black leather wrapped and twisted brass wire. Blackened steel scabbard included. Overall 39 inches.
$169.95 $135.96

Model 1860 Union Cavalry Officer's Saber

#500188
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.
$189.95 $151.96

Model 1850 Union Staff & Field Officer's Sword

#500124
This highly ornamented saber has a blade made of 1065 high carbon steel. Features wire wrapped leather handle and brass guard with hand chased foliage. Overall length of 35 inches.
$174.95 $139.96

Top Customer Reviews

Review of: Model 1860 Union Cavalry Officer's Saber

I am very impressed with the Windlass 1860 Union Cavalry Officer's Saber.  The polish on the blade and guard is superb.  The blade is a little thicker than the advertised 3/16 inch, which is good in my  opinion.  My sword measured .230 inch thick at the spine a few inches in front of the guard; if it were 3/16 that dimension would be only .1875 inch.  I am happy for the extra balance and rigidity that the thicker steel provides.  Altogether, this is a very fine and handsome sword.  Shipping was prompt, and my sword arrived well packed and in perfect shape.
Reviewed by: John, July 30, 2021

Review of: Windlass Steelcrafts 1840 Heavy Cavalry Saber

I was very impressed with the quality of this saber.  It is a well constructed beefy piece  that is an excellent value for the price.  The balance of the sword could be better as it is quite forward heavy but the original design likely favored a forward heavy blade for the slashing purposes for which it was intended.  Although I ordered it sharpened - the sharpening was only mediocre and needs further honing to get a decent edge.  Overall though - a great sword at a great price!
Reviewed by: John, May 22, 2021

Review of: US 1860 Naval Cutlass

Absolutely wonderful.  Can be used in Civil War Reenacting or as part of a pirate costume.  I have an early original pattern 1860 Cavalry Sabre made by Ames Mfg Co.  and the only difference between that one and this apart from size is the maker marks on the original are stamped not lazer engraved.   Stamping would have been a nice touch...
Reviewed by: Mike, February 07, 2020

Review of: US 1860 Naval Cutlass

Handsome, elegant, ferocious.  This cutlass feels the way I would want any sword to feel.  The thanks to the profile taper the balance is perfect for a cut-centric sword with no sense of blade heaviness at all and still with wonderful point control.  Seems to match the original pattern closely and is solidly put together (the hilt is peened and seems to have the additional strength of being resined as well). The only negative is that the wire wrapping on the grip can irritate the had...on the other hand (pun!), it does cause the sword to remain locked in your grip.  This little sword has been the standard setter in my collection and continues to be.  It's also a great Steampunk cutlass for those wanting one to round off a costume.
Reviewed by: Jesse, January 17, 2017

Review of: Model 1860 Union Cavalry Officer's Saber

Perfect!  Incorporating this into a gift.  Just what I was looking for.
Reviewed by: Norman, April 17, 2016

Review of: US 1860 Naval Cutlass

I love this cutlass.  It is well balanced and very quick in the hand.  It is by far my favorite long blade and second only to my hand forged Tomahawk.

The scabbard is well made with a handy belt frog.  I purchased the European baldric as I find it much more comfortable to wear. Plus it looks so badass!
Reviewed by: Michael, September 17, 2015

Review of: Nashville Plow Works Cavalry Saber

Was very satisfied with the Saber.  The quality of the product exceeded my expectation and is very well made.  I would recommend this product to anyone and would do additional business with Museum Replicas in the future with complete confidence.  
Reviewed by: Robert H., June 05, 2015

Review of: Model 1860 Union Cavalry Officer's Saber

Reviewed by: Steve, February 12, 2012

Review of: Model 1860 Union Cavalry Officer's Saber

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.
Reviewed by: Tyler, August 04, 2011

Review of: US 1860 Naval Cutlass

A nicely balanced weapon that almost floats in my hand. It is very fast and maneuverable in close quarters. The workmanship and fit is excellent. From the sharp point to about 8" down, it is like a knife blade. Then the blade transitions into a cleaving edge.  So you may lightly slit, deeply slice, stab, or chop with confidence. This is the favorite of my sword collection.
Reviewed by: Curtis, April 20, 2011