Cold Steel – 1860 U.S. Heavy Cavalry Saber


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Fighting With The Saber & Cutlass
  • 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.
  • It’s 36 inch 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.
  • Specs:
    • Overall: 41 1/2″
    • Blade: 36″
    • Thick: 1/3″
    • Weight: 42.9oz.
    • Steel: 1055 Carbon
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