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Cold Steel 1860 U.S. Heavy Cavalry Saber

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Retail Price: $399.99
Our Price: $223.99
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Item Number: CS88HCS
Manufacturer: Cold Steel
Manufacturer Part No: 88HCS

Cold Steel US 1860 Heavy Cavalry Saber - CS88HCS

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. Cold Steel's blade is made from 1055 carbon steel with a hard spring temper and will pass the British Proof Test.


Item Number: 88HCS
Name: US 1860 Heavy Cavalry Saber
Blade Length: 36"
Overall Length: 41 1/2"
Steel: 1055 Carbon
Weight: 42.9 oz
Handle: 5 1/2"
Scabbard: Steel Scabbard
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