Cold Steel 88HCS US 1860 Heavy Cavalry Saber 36" Carbon Steel Blade
CS88HCS: 88HCS US 1860 Heavy Cavalry Saber
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. This beautiful sword is sold complete with a double ringed steel scabbard which can easily be attached to a saddle or belt.
Please note: Scabbard may oxidize and turn.
- Blade Length: 36"
- Handle Length: 5.5"
- Overall Length: 41.5"
- Blade Thickness: 0.33"
- Steel: 1055 Carbon Steel
- Scabbard: Steel Scabbard
- Weight: 40 oz.
- Made in India