Review of: Heavy Cavalry Saber
Large slashing Dragoon Saber which replaced the earlier smaller thrusting Dragoon Saber. Very high quality piece. Now, since I own both, I can portray both time periods of a pre-Civil War, 1st Regiment Dragoon Trooper west of the Mississippi. I was lucky enough examine an original of Civil War vintage, which was found in the Shenandoah Valley of Virginia in the early 20th century by my Father-in-law.
December 17, 2017
Review of: US 1860 Naval Cutlass
Purchased this for my husband's care giver when she made Petty Officer, she loved it. My husband is a retired disabled Army Senior NCO.
May 26, 2017
Review of: US 1860 Naval Cutlass
I own an original Ames Cutlass that I purchased for $450. This is as close to the original Ames as humanly possible. The other reproductions out there are cheap looking, flimsy and nothing like the M1860 which I own. The only true difference is the scabbard which, I am sure, would add a much bigger price to the item the original scabbard is fastened by many brass pins and not sown. Buy this reproduction!! For the price you cannot go wrong!!
May 06, 2017
Review of: Model 1860 Union Cavalry Officer's Saber
This sabre's handling compares very favorably to the originals, and has a very pleasing blade profile. The tip is well formed and the floral design of the hilt is also very well executed.
April 22, 2017
Review of: Confederate Cavalry Saber
I made this purchase when it was a deal of the week. For the reduced price it turned out to be a no brainer. It is a beautiful sword. I was attracted to it because of the non traditional beige leather grip. The construction is quite good in my opinion. Nothing loose , no rattles. The scabbard is well constructed and would make a decent weapon by itself.
I did not order the sharpening service as that makes the sword non-returnable if for any reason you do not like it . I intend to use it as a display piece mostly but at some point I will put an edge on the blade in case I get involved in a cavalry charge. I would have preferred the sword not have CSA stamped on it. That is just a personal preference as I was not looking for a north/south replica , I just wanted a cavalry sword.
To sum up , it was a heck of a deal on a well made, very attractive sword.
I hope the offer more deals like this in the future .
April 20, 2017
Review of: 1840 Non Commissioned Sword
This sword is an amazing weapon. Well balanced, and engraved beautifully. A solid weapon, and a good buy.
October 01, 2016
Review of: Springfield Civil War Socket Bayonet
This is very nicely made and solid. I got one for my original '61 Springfield so ended up 'distressing' the finish with vinegar and salt to take the shine off and give it a more aged look. Did have to do some minor fitting to get the movable retaining ring to lock.
March 15, 2016
Review of: 1860 Light Cavalry Union Saber
The fit and finish of components and parts is excellent. Nice balance and weight. Brass hand guard/hilt well formed. It is, as I expected, the quality to be. Well pleased with my purchase.
Looks great on the wall with my Dragoon Saber.
March 10, 2016
Review of: Confederate Cavalry Officer's Saber
Nice sword. I ordered it sharpened, and it's very sharp, too. My only complaint is that it came absolutely COVERED in grease, which I could understand if this were an antique, but it's a modern, recently made replica! BEWARE: When I tried to wipe some of the grease off with a paper towel, I sliced my finger so badly I had to go to the ER to get stitches! So avoid my mistake, use Kevlar gloves when degreasing it.
February 26, 2016