This fine saber has a 1065 high carbon steel blade with full-tang and is well tempered. The handle is black leather-wrapped and twisted brass wire. A rare chance to own a unique piece of US wartime history, this authentic replica is of the highest caliber. In 1836, Texas having won its independence from Mexico, formed the Republic of Texas. In 1839, the Texas Government contracted with Ames Mfg. Co. for 280 of the M1833 “Texas” Dragoon Sabers. These are exactly like the 1833 US Dragoon Saber except for the blade inscription, which has a “TEXAS DRAGOONS” inscription. The steel scabbard has two rings for attachment to a saber belt. Finely made solid brass hilt.