CIVIL WAR 1830 NAPOLEON SABRE 88NS COLD STEEL A SWORD so popular that it remained in use long after Napoleon's star had fallen and was wielded by both sides in our own Civil War. Napoleon's cavalry was the bane of the European battlefield. While his horses were second string, his swords were absolutely first rate. They were manufactured in a state of the art factory dedicated to producing the finest edged weapons of the day.
The medium weight saber we offer is a cavalry trooper's chosen weapon. It posses excellent cutting and slashing capability and still remains useful for a thrust. In fact, it was so popular that it remained in use long after Napoleon's star had fallen and was wielded by both sides in our own Civil War. In its general overall appearance, it very closely resembles the United States 1860 Light Cavalry Saber. However, this design is slightly different and makes for a far more effective and durable weapon. After examining and handling a number of original 1860 Heavy Cavalry Sabers, Cold Steel decided to make their own reproduction with a few improvements. The Cold Steel blade is made from 1050 high carbon steel with a hard spring temper and will pass the British Proof Test. This battle worthy sword is of the highest quality and serves much more than a beautiful wall hanger.
French Sabres in the Civil War French weapons in the American Civil War had a key role in the conflict and encompassed most of the sectors of weaponry of the American Civil War (1861–1865), from artillery to blades & firearms, submarines and ironclad warships. In the American Civil War, the sabre was used infrequently as a weapon, but saw notable deployment in the Battle of Brandy Station and at East Cavalry Field at the Battle of Gettysburg in 1863. Many cavalrymen—particularly on the Confederate side—eventually abandoned the long, heavy weapons in favour of revolvers and carbines.