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Cold Steel 88MNS Marine NCO Saber 32" Carbon Steel Blade

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Part Number: CS88MNS
Manufacturer: Cold Steel Knives
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CS88MNS: 88MNS Marine NCO Saber
Cold Steel
While Cold Steel heartily approve of our Armed Forces wearing dress swords and sabers, they 
thought it was a shame that only unsharpened, poorly tempered wall hangers made of weak stainless steel are all that's available.

That's why they decided to make their own truly battle worthy reproductions. They're faithful in every detail to government specifications; they offer highly polished blades, appropriate etching and quality hilts and scabbards.

The only real changes we have made are to drastically improve their performance as weapons by forging them from 1050 carbon steel and properly heat treating them to a tough spring temper before sharpening.

In the case of the Marine NCO Saber, Cold Steel changed the hilt to solid mirror polished brass (not easily worn gold plate) and improved the attachment of the tang to the hilt so it could better withstand the rigors of sword to sword combat.
  • Blade Length: 32"
  • Handle Length: 6.25"
  • Overall Length: 38.25"
  • Blade Thickness: 0.25"
  • Steel: 1055 Carbon Steel
  • Scabbard: Leather Scabbard w/ Brass Fittings
  • Weight: 29.5 oz.
  • Made in India

UPC Code: 705442008637

Leather Sheath
Leather Sheath
Leather is known for its durability and traditional appeal. When compared to Kydex it is preferred for its silence when bumped against other objects, as well as blade retention.
1055 Carbon Steel
1055 Carbon Steel
An extremely tough steel with high carbon content and a hardness between 60-64RC, 1055 is best suited for high-impact and high-stress applications.
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D. Jaime
Woodland, Ca
Jul 15, 2015
Pros: Handle Material, Usable, Blade Material, Overall Quality
Cons: None
Was not disappointed!
I separated from the Marine Corps in 2007 and had always wanted my NCO sword, but didn't want to spend the money at Cash Sales to get one. I saw this sword from Cold Steel and was immediately drawn to the fact that it is a real sword. I did a lot of research before purchasing this sword, read all the reviews I could find, and I was little put off on the fact that the blade said "INDIA" on it, in huge bold letters. I ended up purchasing the sword, and when it arrived, I discovered that it no longer says "INDIA" on the blade, it just has the Cold Steel logo. I am extremely pleased with my purchase and I would recommend this sword to any Marine that is considering purchasing an NCO sword. The only draw back is that there was no space in the scroll work for engraving the owner's name.
5 out of 5
Art L.
Oceanside, CA
Dec 24, 2014
Pros: Materials, Sheath/Scabbard, Handle Material, Blade Material, Finish, Overall Quality, Usable
Cons: None
The Best for the Best
The Marine NCO Sword is a symbol of leadership. The swords that Marines carry in special ceremonies and parades are ceremonial swords (Look good but no edge.). These swords that were purchased, will be presented to the NCO and Marine of the Year at the I MEF level. These Marines represent the best of the best and as such will receive a sword with an edge like the ones carried by the Marines from our past. The Marines that are our history and established our traditions. These swords were made for "Cold Steel" which has an excellent reputation. The type of steel used, is great for this type of weapon and the edge is keen right out of the box. The brass parts of the sword, drag and throat of the scabbard are right on the mark. Only those that have earned the title of Marine will fully understand what this sword represents. Semper Fidelis
5 out of 5
Guantanamo Bay, Cuba
Aug 28, 2013
Pros: Materials, Sheath/Scabbard, Handle Material, Blade Material, Finish, Overall Quality, Usable
Cons: None
What a sword!!
I bought this sword for my former Marine brother who never got issued his whilst in the corps. The fit and finish were absolutely flawless and the overall aesthetics far surpassed that of any decorative wall hanger. Awesome job Cold Steel! I'll definately be buying that 1917 navy cutlass I want so bad now and I'll be buying it from knife enter.com because they've been the lowest price I've seen anywhere on the Internet.
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