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 was the one worth owning, as it was a superior weapon. Its 36″ blade offered big reach advantages over most sabers. 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.
|Period||The Revolutionary World (1775 – 1900)|
|Blade Length||36″ (91.4cm)|
|Overall Length||41.5″ (105.4cm)|
|Weight||42.9oz (1,216.2 grams)|
|Handle Length||5.5″ (14.0cm)|