Prior to the development of modern firearms, swords served as one of the primary weapons of warfare. Our military swords category at Buying a Sword includes military sabers, Civil War swords, and other excellent functional swords and decorative blades modeled after weapons used by various militaries around the world. We offer Union sabers and Confederate sabers from the American Civil War era, as well as military swords from the various branches of the U.S. Armed Forces. In addition to U.S. military blades, we carry options like Russian shashkas, German sabers, and Japanese officer swords. A number of our ornamental swords perform as ceremonial swords, dress swords, and display pieces, while others are functional swords and battle ready sabers for training and reenactment. Whether you want a Mameluke sword, a non-commissioned officers sword, or a cavalry saber, you can find many high quality pieces among our military swords.
Known as the finest cutting sword ever manufactured, few blades have the history and fame that the 1796 Light Cavalry Saber has. This style of saber was later adopted by several countries, used primarily during the Napoleonic Wars.
Perfect for military enthusiasts, the 1840 NCO Sword displays the style still used today for honor guards and presentations. This type of sword has been carried by sergeants and other non-commissioned officers since the Civil War.
The single edged blade has a single broad fuller running from the ricasso to near the point. The entire hilt is cast brass and the grip is ribbed. The pommel is global with a capstan. The grip is flanked by kidney-shaped hand guards.
Nicknamed Old Wristbreaker due to its heavy blade, the Model 1840 Cavalry Saber as US Army sword based on the 1822 French hussar sabre. This 1840 Wood Handle Cavalry Trooper Sword is inspired by that traditional military sword.
This fine reproduction saber is a faithful copy of ones used. The hand forged blade is British military spec steel that will flex over 20 inches and return to true. The leather handle is wire wrapped for an authentic look and feel.
The 1851 Pattern Basket-hilt Broadsword was standard officer issue in the Highland regiments from Victorian to modern times. It has an etched blade with the George V cipher. The red basket liner and pommel make it an attractive piece.
This 1860 Black Handle Cavalry Saber is based on the Model 1860 Light Cavalry Saber. First used on both sides of the American Civil War, there were three different versions made, for officers, enlisted men, and ceremonial use.
The cavalry saber has always been a prolific weapon, used during times of war for centuries. The 1940s Soviet General Saber is a stunning depiction of a sword used by officers of the Soviet Army, used both in battle and to show prestige
This well-balanced, fast sword was designed for the mounted fighter. A solid steel hilt with spiral carved hardwood grip is married to an effective 1085 high carbon, well tempered blade. It comes with a black scabbard with steel mounts.
There is a lot of advantage to having a basket hilt sword. First and foremost, it provides greater protection to the hand. In the case of this Basket Hilt Cavalry Sword, it reflects the style of the saber, a popular choice among riders.
The Shashka is somewhat similar to the typical cavalry saber. Originally a saber from the Caucasus region, swords like this Black Russian Shashka were adopted by many Russian forces, and by the Cossacks, who are most famous for them.
Do not let the name fool you into thinking that this is a blade just to wield on horseback. The Blackened Cavalry Sword is a multi-purpose weapon, one that will serve you well on the high seas, on horseback, in the military, and more.