CIVIL WAR M1832 ARTILLERY SHORT SWORD 06-184 As most artillery regiments were trained and equipped as infantry prior to 1861 a single weapon for both types of troops made sense. This is a Foot Artillery Sword utilized from the period of 1832 to about 1870.
This M1832 Artillery Short Sword features a brass hilt and crossguard with embossed eagle on pommel, and feather pattern cast into the grip. The 26 inch carbon steel blade has blood groove and can be sharpened to meet your personal preference and use. The Artillery Short Sword measures 19-1/4" in length, weighs 3 lbs. 1 oz., and comes complete with a brass fitted leather scabbard.
The Civil War M1832 Artillery Short 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.
This sword is based upon the French M1831 Foot Artillery Sword which, in turn, was based upon the very early Roman gladius. These were carried by North and South during the Civil War. While the design was impractical for actual combat, it is believed that artillerymen put this weapon to other uses, such as clearing brush or cutting traces. It was an effective tool for cutting paths through the Florida swamps during the Second Seminole War which occurred during the time it was issued to infantry sergeants, drummers and fifers. This is somewhat corroborated by the French nickname for their version of this the sword, coupe choux (cabbage cutter).