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Cold Steel 88MOS U.S. Marine Corps Officer's Saber 32" Carbon Steel Blade

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Part Number: CS88MOS
Manufacturer: Cold Steel Knives
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CS88MOS: U.S. Marine Corps Officer's Saber
Cold Steel

While we heartily approve of our Armed Forces wearing dress swords and sabers, we 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 we decided to make our 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 Corps Officer's Saber, we have 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"
  • Overall Length: 37 3/4"
  • Steel: 1055 Carbon
  • Weight: 28.6 oz
  • Handle: 5 3/4"
  • Scabbard: Steel Scabbard w/ Brass Fittings
  • Made in India

UPC Code: 705442008613

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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Jul 27, 2010
Pros: Blade Material, None
Cons: Overall Quality, Usable, Finish
Less than impressive
As a Marine officer and a sword geek, I was really excited about this one, but it just didn't deliver. The first disappointment, and probably the biggest, was that only part of the blade is sharpened - from the tip to about 1/3 back. The rest of it is just as dull as my regulation ceremonial sword. The fitment is also fairly poor. The brass is too bulky and the grips don't fit properly - not quite lining up with the screws and extending past the brass handle in places. It is cheaper than the regulation sword, and probably far more durable, but the quality wasn't there, and it just didn't live up to the expectations of being an actual "battle worthy" weapon. Maybe expectations were too high?
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