During the American Civil War, there were two types of saber issued to the cavalry: one light and one heavy. The light version was popular, but the heavy model, affectionately dubbed the Old Wrist Breaker was considered by many to be the one to carry into battle! With a lengthy 36 in. (approx. 91 cm) blade, it offered distinctive reach advantages over most blades, and its added weight gave it superior leverage and power. The sturdy brass guard had three bars to protect the hand and the wire bound leather grip was capped with a sturdy pommel.
Taking inspiration from antique blades in private collections, Cold Steel®'s saber is made from 1055 high carbon steel with a hard spring temper that is capable of passing the famous British Proof Test. This beautiful sword is sold complete with a double-ringed steel scabbard which can easily be attached to a saddle or belt.
1055 High Carbon Steel
The carbon content and lean alloy of this shallow hardening steel make this a very sturdy material that avoids a lot of the brittleness commonly associated with higher carbon materials. Particularly suited to blades requiring impact resistance, it's often seen in large fixed blades and swords.
- Blade material: 1055 high carbon steel
- Overall length: approx. 105.4 cm
- Blade length: approx. 91.4 cm
- Blade thickness: approx. 8.5 mm
- Handle length: approx. 14 cm
- Weight: approx. 1134 g
- Incl. steel scabbard
- Cold Steel® Product No.: 88HCS
We do not sell this product to customers under the age of 18. Please provide your birth date when ordering. We'll also need a copy of your ID-card or passport by email, scan, fax or mail.