The M-1872 Cavalry Officers Saber
is one of three swords or sabers produced at the Springfield
Armory and bearing the M-1872 designation. The saber has a long,
curved, bright, and ornately etched blade.
Active production of
this model began in 1876, following submission of four models
for trial review. A total of 2,476 M-1872 Cavalry
Officers Sabers were produced at the Springfield Armory through
There are six known variants of the M-1872 Cavalry Officers
Saber and all are marked differently on the ricasso and have
variances on the etched panels.