US 1860 Naval Cutlass


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.


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U. S. 1860 reproduced cutlass for your Civil War armory! The blade is British military spec, hand-forged high carbon steel and will flex over 20° and return to true. This is a fine reproduction of the cutlass designed by Ames and first carried in 1860. Its blade and brass basket handguard were well suited for the close-quarters combat of wooden ships. Made by Windlass Steelcrafts and comes factory sharp. The Naval Cutlass Sword comes with a scabbard. 

Sword can be personalized with up to 2 lines from grip to tip in fuller with up to 25 characters per line. Scabbard cannot be personalized.



Attribute name Attribute value
Overall Length 31-1/2"
Blade Length 25-1/2"
Blade Width 1-3/16"
Blade Thickness 3/16"
Weight 1lb/14oz
Grip Length 4-3/4"
Material 1065 High Carbon
Edge Sharpened
Engraving Available


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Beautifully made
Beautiful blade! I'm using my to train new recruit divisions in the US Navy as an RDC, my only complaint is the laser engraved "made in india" I don't have any problems with blades made in india, it just would have been nice if that would have been included in the pictures before I put money on it, however it is amazingly made and I believe it will serve me well for many years to come!
- Justin, January 20, 2023 | Verified Purchase
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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...
- Mike, February 07, 2020 | Verified Purchase
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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.
- Jesse, January 17, 2017
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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!
- Michael, September 17, 2015
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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.
- Curtis, April 20, 2011
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