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Cold Steel 1860 Heavy Cavalry Sabre

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

1860 Heavy Cavalry Sabre


  Imperial Metric
Weight 40oz 1.13kg
Blade Thickness 0.33" 8.4mm
Blade Length 36" 91.4cm
Handle 5½" 14.0cm
Handle Details Wire Bound Leather
Steel Carbon Steel - 1055
Overall 41½" 1.05m
Scabbard Steel

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383.99 / 460.79

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