This fine reproduction saber is a faithful copy of the Model 1850 U.S. Staff & Field Officer's sword. Befitting the rank, this sword is highly ornamented - the brass guard has hand-chased foliage and "U.S." between the branches, the blade is etched with foliage, military trophies, "Iron Proof", and "E Pluribus Unum"." The leather grip is wire wrapped, the pommel is brass and the scabbard is brass and blued steel. Don't let the inexpensive price fool you, this isn't one of the eye-rollingly awful Made in Crapistan untempered slabs-o-steel "Battle Ready Civil War Swords" - this reproduction is a faithful copy of the original model, tempered to pass the British Proof Test (which includes bending to 20 degrees and springing back, wacking against anvil blocks and not breaking, and several other steel tortures). A really beautiful sword, a favorite of Civil War and Indian War reenactors.
length: 36 1/2"
blade width: 1 1/8"
grip and pommel: 5 1/4"
guard: 4 1/2" x 3 3/8"
balance point: 6 1/2" from guard
weight (sword): 2 lb 3.0 oz
weight (sword and scabbard): 3 lb 8.5 oz