CIVIL WAR M1860 USN NAVAL CUTLASS 06-801 During the American Civil War, swords were still the most widely used edged weapon on the battlefields. The Naval Cutlass was a shorter model, designed for use in the close quarters of a ship or ironclad.
This in the Federal Navy (Union) model with "USN" cut into the solid plate hand guard. This replica is display quality, and perfect for re-enactment use. Overall Length - 31" Blade Length - 24.5" Blade material - Carbon steel, can be sharpened to meet your personal preference and use. Handle - Brass solid basket guard with hardwood grip, leather and wire wrapped. One piece rat tail and hammered butt cap. This classic Naval Cutlass features a full brass bowl riveted to the hand guard with USN cut into bowl. Comes complete with a looped black leather scabbard with brass fittings.
This Civil War M1860 USN Naval Cutlass 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.
Received wisdom suggests that the American Civil War was an almost all-army affair, with the navies reduced to something of a sideshow—occasionally spectacular but ultimately moot. Certainly the vast majority of participants North and South fought their battles on land: about 3.6 million men served in the armies as compared to a mere 137,500 sailors. The testimony of history is at odds with this perception. While the Navy alone could not have won the war, the Union Army alone would almost surely have lost it. The naval side of the Civil War was a revolutionary one. In addition to their increasing use of steam power, the screw propeller, shell guns, and rifled ordnance, both sides built and employed ironclad warships. The notable clash on March 9, 1862, between the North's Monitor and the South's Virginia (formerly the Merrimack) was the first battle ever waged between ironclads.