A sword just like this CSA Cavalry Saber Sword was used by an officer in the Confederate States Army. This replica is patterned after the 1833 US Dragoon saber. The long, straight blade is common to sabers carried by heavy cavalry of the early 1800s European armies and was the basis for the 1833 model. It has a 31 1/2" tempered carbon steel blade with CSA etched on the blade and a leather wrapped handle. Any collector of Civil War reproductions absolutely needs to have this officer's saber.