As big and solid as the original heavy sabers issued to the Federal Cavalry during the Civil War, forged with even more durable 1050 high carbon 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, the sword makers at Cold Steel decided to produce their own reproduction with a few improvements. Cold Steels blade is made from 1050 high carbon steel with a hard spring temper, ensuring it passes the stringent British Proof Test.
Cold Steel 1860 Heavy Cavalry Saber Features and Specifications:
- Blade: 36"
- Overall: 41 "
- Weight: 42.9oz
- Thickness: 1/3"
- Steel: 1050 High Carbon