This Model 1840 US Heavy Cavalry Saber has a blade of high carbon steel with a brass hilt and a grip overlaid in black leather with inlaid twisted brass wire. The scabbard is of steel with steel hanging rings.
This replica saber is suitable for reenactment, costume and decoration. It is durably constructed with a blade tang peened to the hilt. However, the blade is untempered and this makes it unsuitable for cutting practice and use.
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. Minor rust, pitting, dents or scratches may be present.