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.
The U.S. Foot Officers Sword (SNA18) features an elaborately etched carbon steel blade, including the U.S. insignia. The leather grip is spiral wire bound and foliate designs are cast into the handguard.
Civil War swords were more effective during the early years of the war. As modern weapons such as breech-loaders, repeating rifles, and machine guns were introduced, swords became less effective and could only be used in close battle.
This is an authentic, hand made replica that is hand forged and fully tempered of 1095 high carbon steel. Original handle and sheath materials ensure that this Confederate sabre performs exactly as the originals did.
The Confederate Cavalry Officer Sword (SNA15) replicates the model carried by Confederate General Joseph Shelby. The initials CS are cast into the handguard, with C.S.A. etched into the tempered carbon steel blade.
Authentic, hand made replica has flexible, ornate blade and leather grip wrapped with brass wire. Of all the Confederate swords and sabers, this was the one used most. The scabbard has brass furniture, ring mounts, and drag.
If you wish to portray a Confederate officer in a reenactment, then make sure to look at the Confederate Staff and Field Officer Sword. The sword is great for historical reenactments, displays, and more.
Swords are an age-old symbol of war, and even in ages past, leaders carried them, as much as weapons as symbols of status, office, and rank. This CSA Non-Commission Officer Sword is based on the swords that Confederate officers carried.
Not all swords of the Civil War were cavalry sabers, officer swords, and their like. Blades of all shapes and sizes were used. This CSA Richmond Arsenal Sword is based on the straight short swords that were favored by artillery teams.
The saber is a classic part of any military mans formal dress. This is true now, just as it was true as far back as the Civil War and the Revolutionary War. This Etched CSA Cavalry Saber recreates one dress sword for any to own.
Sabers have been favored the world over, for hundreds of years, as military swords, and this French Grenadier Infantry Sword reaches back into the 1700s, serving as a symbol of office and rank, as well as a battlefield companion.
Sabers can trace their origins back as far as the 1500s, to the European backsword. Originally a functional arms, they have remained a part of an officers attire, even into modern times. This German SS Saber is one such example of that.
This fine saber has a 1065 high carbon steel blade with full tang and is well tempered. This historically accurate saber was known as the Wrist Breaker. The model 1840 Cavalry Saber has a three branch brass guard and wire wrapped grip.