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Cold Steel U.S. 1860 Heavy Cavalry Saber 41-1/2" Overall - 88H

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Part Number: CS88HCS
Manufacturer: Cold Steel Knives
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CS88HCS: 1860 U.S. Heavy Cavalry Saber
Cold Steel

Cold Steel describes this item as follows:

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 weapon. Its 36" blade offered big reach advantages over most sabers, and its substantial weight gave it the leverage to easily crush bones and sever limbs or even a head with a single blow. 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.

  • Overall: 41 1/2"
  • Blade: 36"
  • Thick: 1/3"
  • Weight: 42.9oz.
  • Steel: 1055 Carbon
*Scabbards will oxidize and turn.
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Roy Perr
Douglas, Wyoming
Apr 02, 2014
Pros: Materials, Sheath/Scabbard, Handle Material, Blade Material, Finish, Overall Quality, Usable
Cons: None
Cold Steel 1860 Heavy Cavalry Saber
Awesome product in all ways. Great detail. Heavy as hell, those old boys were tough! Wish I could get a left handed one!
5 out of 5
Kyle Phil
Little Rock, AR
Feb 15, 2014
Pros: Materials, Sheath/Scabbard, Handle Material, Blade Material, Finish, Overall Quality, Usable
Cons: None
This is one long beautiful saber! Yes, it is a little heavy for a one-handed sword, but I wanted it for real world use and not a wall hanger. It is a perfect copy of the original as one of my friends has a Confederate model and they are identical. I am very pleased and would tell everyone wanting one that it is a good deal and you won't be sorry.
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