Military Swords, Sabers and cutlass
Military swords from pre American Revolution to modern.
From the Renaissance to the 19th century, civilian swords had been towards more of a pure thrusting design. The military swords were designed to slash at an enemy. This was primarily due to the increased use cavalry. The curved blade of the saber was a perfect design for mounted cavalry fighting other mounted troops or infantry. The saber was used as a primary weapon from before the American revolution through the end of the American Civil War. It's use began to decline with the introduction of the revolver during the Civil War. Today the saber is used in military ceremonies and as awards and decorations.
The Cutlass is also a saber designed for use by a navy. It's straight or curved blade is much shorter than the normal military saber. This made the cutlass the perfect boarding weapon due to the close quarters of sailing ships of the 1600s and 1700s. The thick blade made it a valuable to for slashing through canvas, ropes and wood. The hilt often featured a solid cup or basket guard.
This Fancy Oriental Calvery is a great collectors item. The overall size is 35"and the blade is constructed of stainless steel with a Metal handle and Cast Metal guard. Type of scabbard: Metal
Pirate Sword. 28 1/8" overall. 22 1/4" sharpened 440 stainless blade. Sculpted metal handle and pommel. Antique brass finish hand guard with sailing ship artwork. Black finish composition scabbard with metal fittings.
U.S. Cavalry Saber. 34 1/2 inches overall. 28 1/4 inch unsharpened steel blade with decorative etch. Black imitation leather grip with gold twisted wire wrap. Gold finish cast metal hand guard. Matching scabbard.
29.5 inch unsharpened stainless blade with CSA etching Imatation leather wraped handle and brass handguard and pommel. Metal scabbard
30.5 inches over stainless steel blade and decorative scabbard.
MARINE OFFICER'S DRESS SWORD - Stainless steel etched blade, sculpted ivory finished handle is accented with brass plated rivets and guard and a stainless sheath and custom cloth bag. 35 3/4 inches overall.
CSA Mini Sword. 20.5 inches overall. 16.5 inch unsharpened double edge blade with decorative etching. Brass handle hand guard and pommel. Metal scabbard. Made in India.
The Cutlass was a short slashing sword, ideal for the close- quarters battles aboard great sailing ships. Made by Denix with the Skull-and-Crossbones emblazoned on the scabbard throat and a full-rigged pirate ship engraved on the handguard. 22.5 inch blade and 28.75 inches over it weight is 2lbs 11ozs.
Cavalry Sword. 26 7/8 inches overall. 22 1/2 inch unsharpened steel blade. Black composition handle with brass wire wrap. Brass hand guard. Steel scabbard. Made in India.
Cavalry Saber Brown Grips - 35 inch carbon steel blade, 41 inches overall, brown leather covered grips and a stainless steel scabbard.
Youth Sword - A 27.5 inches overall its a perfect replica of the Civil War 3 Bar pattern saber for the young trooper. Swords are in new condition scabbards have pits.
33 inch 5160 high carbon steel blade, brass guard and a metal scabbard. Swords are new scabbards have rust spots