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M-1872 Cavalry Officers Saber Basic Information

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 1902.

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.


M-1872 Cavalry Basic Data

Blade Length: 34 inches Overall Length: 39.5 inches
Blade Width: 0.81 inches Blade Thickness: 0.296 inches
Scabbards: The M-1872 Cavalry Officers scabbard is nickel-plated steel, with various gilded bronze drags.