This Model 1840 NCO Sword has a blade of unsharpened high carbon steel. The hilt is crafted from brass and the scabbard is leather with a brass locket and chape. The companion scabbard is leather with a brass locket and chape.
The US Model 1804 NCO sword had an illustrious history; it was worn into battle by Non-Commissioned Officers of the Mexican-American War and was used by both the Union and the Confederacy in the US Civil War.
The sword was inspired by the gentlemanly Smallswords of an earlier age – like the Smallsword, it was intended to be a thrusting weapon. A very similar version with a shorter blade was intended for regimental musicians.
Please Note: This saber is not listed as battle-ready because the steel has a softer temper to it. Though it is durably constructed, the blade will flex and return true when slight force and bends are applied, but it is liable to take a bend when the blade is bent at more extreme angles. A soft-tempered blade such as this can stand up to light cutting and light use, but is not recommended for heavy usage.
This sword is on final closeout and may have minor blemishes, loose parts or other minor issues. They are being sold as is below cost.