Model 1860 Union Cavalry Officer's Saber


This saber has a blade made of 1075 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 the 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. The blade is beautifully etched with “U.S.,” and “E Pluribus Unum,” along with foliage and military trophies. The steel scabbard has a brass throat, rings, and drag. Made by Windlass Steelcrafts. Can be personalized with 2 lines with up to 25 characters each on both the sword and the scabbard.

Sword can be personalized with up to 2 lines from grip to tip after etching on the e blade with up to 25 characters per line

Scabbard can be personalized up to 3 lines from grip to tip between rings with up to 25 characters per line


Attribute name Attribute value
Blade Material 1075 High Carbon Steel
Overall Length 39"
Blade Length 33"
Blade Width 1-1/8"
Blade Thickness 3/16"
Weight 2lbs 3oz
Scabbard Weight 1lb 10oz
Edge Unsharpened
Sharpening Unavailable
Engraving Unavailable


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Windlass 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.
- John, July 30, 2021 | 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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- Steve, February 12, 2012 | Verified Purchase
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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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