For sale USA Civil War Era - Model 1840 heavy cavalry saber, commonly referred to as The Old Wristbreaker, was one of the tried and true military edged weapons used by U. Mounted forces before and during the Civil War.
This heavy saber marked with the Philadelphia, PA makers stamp of Philip S. Steel blade is curved with a flat, wide back and is single-edged with just a slight false edge. Also referred to as a dragoon heavy cavalry saber, the weapon measures 35 1/2 long and has an integral wide fuller 27 long and a narrow fuller some 17 1/2 long. TOTAL - 41 1/4 LONG. The blade on this wristbreaker has two parallel line stamp of.
The hefty steel blade is straight and exhibits a dull gray finish with a dusky patina overall. Some very light surface discoloration in spots with evidence of period battle marks , edge nicks visible. The heavy, symmetrical two-branch brass hilt is in good condition and retains. Grips are excellent and feature a wooden handle covered with cording and wrapped with original black bridal leather.Twisted brass wire circles the grips and is very tight and strong. Cavalry saber has a brass pommel cap in the Phrygian design with a pommel brim that exhibits no inspector marks. The item "US CIVIL WAR ENLISTED CAVALRY SWORD SABRE M 1840 P. JUSTICE" is in sale since Monday, August 26, 2019.
This item is in the category "Collectibles\Militaria\Civil War (1861-65)\Original Period Items\Edged Weapons". The seller is "rokas" and is located in Calgary, Alberta. This item can be shipped worldwide.