This handsome replica mimics one of the Civil War's most storied blades - the Confederate Army Model 1840 Noncommissioned Officers' Saber. Perfect for re-enactments, Civil War buffs, antique weapons collections, theater/screenplays, or general home/office display, our version boasts top quality metal alloy construction and a remarkable attention to detail. The 33" false edged saber blade is forged from shimmering corrosion resistant stainless steel, which provides a charming contrast to the gleaming brass hilt. "CSA" is cast in striking raised relief on the guard, and the pommel ring affords an elegant touch that beautifully complements the analogous rings on the brushed steel scabbard. Wield this stout sword and scabbard ensemble once, and it's immediately clear - this is no cheap department store ripoff. Our CSA Model 1840 NCO Sword Replica is robust and built to withstand the rigors of field re-enactments, intense theater/screenplay duels and other harsh conditions. The original Confederate M1840 was based on a German version of the infantry sword used by British troops during the Napoleonic Wars. Like our replica, it featured a cast brass hilt made to resemble the more expensive wire-wrapped leather grips on the swords typically used by cavalry troopers and officers. The M1840 was carried by sergeants during the American Civil War and was worn either on a baldric or with an Enfield bayonet frogg. A shorter version with a 26" blade was carried by musicians and was called the Model 1840 "musician's sword." NCOs of shorter stature and cadets also carried this variant.