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US 1860 Light Cavalry Saber


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The 1860 saber received its name to distinguish it from the larger and heavier Model 1840 Heavy Cavalry Saber that it replaced. Like its predecessor M1840 it had a brass guard, leather-wrapped grip and steel scabbard but unlike the M1840 it was smaller and easier to handle.  M1860s were carried not only by cavalry but also by many infantry and staff officers.

High-ranking officers, often had their swords ornately engraved with gilding and foliage. Famous 1860 saber owner's included Union general George Armstrong Custer and Confederate general J.E.B. Stuart.

Except for a few early German imports, the majority of 1860 sabers were produced in the US, primarily by Ames Manufacturing Company in Chicopee, Massachusetts, a major provider of side arms, swords, light artillery, and heavy ordnance for the Union in the American Civil War, and by firms such as Tiffany and Co in New York and Emerson and Silver in Trenton, New Jersey.

LK Chen US 1860 Cavalry Saber is created after detailed study  of an 1864 Emerson and Silver antique saber.

Total Length: 104 cm
Blade Length: 89 cm
Handle Length: 15 cm
Total weight: 1.2 kg
Material60Si2MnA High Carbon Manganese Spring Steel
Scabbard: Steel

All dimensions are approximate and may vary from piece to piece.

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Excl. Tax: £416.67 Incl. Tax: £500.00
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Excl. Tax: £416.67 Incl. Tax: £500.00



The Iconic US 1860 Light Cavalry Saber is a long saber made of steel and brass, used by both the Union and Confederate cavalry during the American Civil War. 

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Brand LK Chen
Product Use Test Cutting
Edge Sharp
Specification Total Length: 104 cm Blade Length: 89 cm Handle Length: 15 cm Total weight: 1.2 kg Material: 60Si2MnA High Carbon Manganese Spring Steel Scabbard: Yes (steel)


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