CIVIL WAR CONFEDERATE NCO SWORD 06-710 This is the Confederate version of the US 1860 Non-Commissioned Officer's Sword. The major difference between the two was that the Confederate model has "CSA" cast into the handle. This sword is similar to the 1860 Musician's sword, except that this model has a full hilt guard, while the Musician's sword had a 1/2 hilt guard.
Produced similar to the original, the swords have the appearance of a time-worn antique and are difficult to distinguish from the expensive genuine articles. This replica is of display quality, and measures 41 inches overall. The sword has a 34 inch single edged fullered carbon steel blade, rat-tail tang, and can be sharpened to meet your personal preference and use.
The Civil War Confederate NCO Sword is a perfect prop for re-enactment, theater and film, and costume events. This affordable & beautiful replica will bring back the flavor of history and serve to remind us of our heritage. A symbol of the epic conflict of our nations's past, this patriotic sword replica is ready to display in your home, office, or offer service in the field of reenactment or ceremony.
The 1840 Non-Commissioned Officer's Sword: The NCO Sword was carried by sergeants during the Mexican–American War, and the American Civil War it was worn either on a white or black baldric or with an Enfield bayonet frog. A number of M1840 NCO swords were made by W. Clauburg in Soligen Germany and shipped to both the U.S. and Confederacy. The weapon was made with a blunt edge as it was intended for stabbing rather than slashing (as in the case of a curved cavalry sabre), and were used mainly to direct fire, and direct troop movements. It was the main weapon of standard bearers (along with the Colt Army Model 1860 and Colt 1851 navy revolver) and hospital stewards, as well as a secondary weapon for infantry NCOs. A modern version of this sword with steel scabbard is currently permitted for wear by US Army platoon sergeants and first sergeants; in practice it is rarely seen outside the 3rd Infantry Regiment (the "Old Guard") and honor guards. Some army NCOs have this sword and wear it for social occasions, regardless of duty as a platoon sergeant or first sergeant.