1860 U.S. Heavy Cavalry Saber

1860 U.S. Heavy Cavalry Saber

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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 has decided to make their own reproduction with a few improvements. This 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