Cold Steel 1860 Heavy Cavalry Sabre
At the outbreak of the American Civil War, there were two types of sabers issued to the Federal Cavalry: light and heavy. The light version was popular, but the heavy model, dubbed the Old Wrist Breaker was the one worth owning, as it was a superior sword. Its 36" blade offered big reach advantages over most sabers, and its substantial weight gave it excellent leverage. The brass guard had three bars to protect the hand and the grip was wire bound leather and capped with a sturdy pommel. In its double ringed, steel scabbard, it could be easily attached to a saddle or to a belt.
After examining and handling a number of original 1860 Heavy Cavalry Sabers, we decided to make our own reproduction with a few improvements. Our blade is made from 1055 carbon steel with a hard spring temper and will pass the British Proof Test.
1860 Heavy Cavalry Sabre
Product Code: CS-88HCS