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Cold Steel 88HCSL Left Handed U.S. 1860 Heavy Cavalry Saber 41.5" Overall, Leather Handle

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Part Number: CS88HCSL
Manufacturer: Cold Steel Knives
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CS88HCSL: 88HCSL Left Handed U.S. 1860 Heavy Cavalry Saber
Cold Steel
 
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, Cold Steel decided to make their own reproduction with a few improvements. The blade is made from 1055 carbon steel with a hard spring temper and will pass the British Proof Test.
Specifications
  • Item Number: 88HCSL
  • Name: Left Handed U.S. 1860 Heavy Cavalry Saber
  • Blade Length: 36"
  • Overall Length: 41.5"
  • Blade Steel: 1055 Carbon Steel
  • Weight: 42.9 oz
  • Handle: 5.5" Wire Bound Leather
  • Scabbard: Steel Scabbard
1055 Carbon Steel
1055 Carbon Steel
An extremely tough steel with high carbon content and a hardness between 60-64RC, 1055 is best suited for high-impact and high-stress applications.
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