Cold Steel 88HCS 88HCS US 1860 Heavy Cavalry Saber 36" Carbon Steel Blade


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CS88HCS: 88HCS US 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. 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

UPC Code: 705442006138

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Gary S
newhebron ms.
Sep 15, 2015
Pros: Overall Quality, Usable, Blade Material, Sheath/Scabbard
Cons: None
great for hog hunting
I got this sword far my dad to use hog hunting and it is great the long reach he dose not have to bend over and we don't have to get the dogs off of the hog just reach in and stab.The steel scaber is nice far carrying on horse back you don't have to worry about the horse falling on the sword and getting hurt
5 out of 5
Roy Perr
Douglas, Wyoming
Apr 02, 2014
Pros: Materials, Sheath/Scabbard, Handle Material, Blade Material, Finish, Overall Quality, Usable
Cons: None
Cold Steel 1860 Heavy Cavalry Saber
Awesome product in all ways. Great detail. Heavy as hell, those old boys were tough! Wish I could get a left handed one!
5 out of 5
Kyle Phil
Little Rock, AR
Feb 15, 2014
Pros: Materials, Sheath/Scabbard, Handle Material, Blade Material, Finish, Overall Quality, Usable
Cons: None
This is one long beautiful saber! Yes, it is a little heavy for a one-handed sword, but I wanted it for real world use and not a wall hanger. It is a perfect copy of the original as one of my friends has a Confederate model and they are identical. I am very pleased and would tell everyone wanting one that it is a good deal and you won't be sorry.
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