While we heartily approve of our Armed Forces wearing dress swords and sabers, Cold Steel® thought it was a shame that only unsharpened, poorly tempered wall hangers made of weak stainless steel are all that's available. That's why they decided to make their own truly battle worthy reproductions. They're faithful in every detail to government specifications; they offer highly polished blades, appropriate etching and quality hilts and scabbards. The only real changes they've made are to drastically improve their performance as weapons by forging them from 1055 Carbon Steel and properly heat treating them to a tough spring temper before sharpening.
·1055 carbon steel blade with etching
Solid brass hilt
·Wood handle with gold wire and leather wrap
·Leather wrapped wood scabbard with brass fittings
·Made in China