1862 Cavalry Officers Sword Union

Beyond its functional and aesthetic qualities, this 1862 Union Cavalry Officers Sword serves as a tangible link to a pivotal moment in American history.

The pommel, also of brass, balances the sword’s weight and adds a touch of elegance to the weapon.

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1862 Cavalry Officers Sword

This early Civil War-era Union officer’s sword is a testament to the craftsmanship and martial spirit of the mid-19th century. The gleaming blade, forged of high-quality steel, bears the signs of use and age, hinting at the battles it may have witnessed. Its graceful curve and sharp point speak of its deadly purpose, while the etched details on the hilt offer a glimpse into the artistry of the time.

The hilt, wrapped in leather for a secure grip, features a brass guard intricately designed with patriotic motifs. This ornate embellishment not only served a practical purpose in protecting the wielder’s hand but also symbolized the officer’s rank and allegiance to the Union cause. The pommel, also of brass, balances the sword’s weight and adds a touch of elegance to the weapon.

The scabbard, crafted of leather and brass, shows signs of wear and tear, further evidence of the sword’s storied past. Its sturdy construction protected the blade when not in use, ensuring it remained sharp and ready for action. The brass fittings not only added a decorative touch but also reinforced the scabbard’s durability, allowing it to withstand the rigors of military life.

Beyond its functional and aesthetic qualities, this sword serves as a tangible link to a pivotal moment in American history.

Year

1862

Era

19th Century

Model

Cavalry Sword

Country

USA

Military Grouping

Army, Union

Theatre

US Civil War