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NCO Sword


History of the United States Army NCO Sword

The Model 1840 Noncommissioned Officers' Sword was based on a German version of the infantry sword used by British troops during the Napoleonic Wars. In August of 1840, the United States Army Ordnance Department contracted with Schnitzler & Kirschbaum ( S&K )of Solingen, Prussia for 1000 swords of this pattern. Later, N.P. Ames Manufacturing Company of Cabotville received their first contract in 1844 to make this sword, followed by Ames Manufacturing Company of Cabotville (1847), then by Ames Manufacturing Company of Chicoppee , Mass in the 1850s.

The Model 1840 Army NCO sword was worn and saw frontline service by American sergeants during such great conflicts as the Mexican-American War (1846 - 1848), the Civil War (1861 - 1865), and the Spanish American War (1898). A shorter version with a 26 inch blade (the typical 1840 Army NCO sword sports a 31 inch blade) was carried by musicians, and thus was called the Model 1840 Musician's sword. NCO's of shorter stature and cadets also carried this variant. Other ranks allowed to carry it included Sergeant Major, Quartermaster, Ordnance Sergeant, Hospital Steward, Corporal and Pioneer (Combat Engineer).

Many of the Model 1840 Army NCO swords manufactured by the primary contractor, the Ames Manufacturing Company, were very badly manufactured with a blunt edge, but they still proved effective in combat, as the sword could be used like an iron club to break bones. The 1840 Army NCO sword was the main weapon of standard bearers and hospital stewards, as well as a secondary weapon for infantry NCO's. The sword was also used by the Confederates who captured many after seizing state arsenals.

The M1840 (1840 Army NCO sword) has had a long service life. In 1868 the United States Army ordnance board recommended that no more leather sword or bayonet scabbards be purchased. (the sword was originally was equipped with a leather scabbard), so after the leather ones were used up, a black Japanned steel scabbard was substituted along with a new pattern leather frog. The 1840 Army NCO sword remained in service as a ceremonial weapon until general orders No. 77 dated August 6, 1875 discontinued its use. A modern version of this sword with steel scabbard is currently permitted for wear by US Army platoon sergeants and first sergeants (Army Field Manual FM 3-21.5) and is mostly used during a regimental CSM (Sergeant Major or SGM) change of command as a symbolic transfer of authority between CSM's.

Some Army NCOs have this sword and wear it for social occasions, regardless of duty as a platoon sergeant or first sergeant. After all, the sword was originally designed for them. As the original 1840 Army NCO Sword could be carried - by regulation - by all Non-Commissioned Officers. This included the ranks of:
Sergeant-Major,
Quartermaster Sergeant,
Ordnance Sergeant,
Hospital Steward,
First Sergeant,
Sergeant,
Corporal, and
Pioneer.




M1840 United States Army NCO Sword with leather scabbard
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1840 United States Army NCO Sword
with Leather Scabbard

Item # RC369019TS
The 1840 United States Army NCO Sword with leather scabbard

The United States Army NCO sword was adopted by the War Department in 1840. The Army NCO Sword has been worn by Army sergeants for over 100 years. It is primarily used today for honor guards and presentations such as PCS and change of command. Prior to 1868 the M1840 (1840 Army NCO sword) was equipped with a leather scabbard and this traditional sword is preferred by various units.

Overall Length: 42"
Blade Length: 31 1/2"
Blade Material: Steel
Handle Material: Brass with Faux Wire Twist
Scabbard: Leather with Brass Fittings
Replica of the Model 1840 United States Army NCO Sword
Made in India
Sword Stands & Racks
Discount for Active Military , ROTC , National Guard

$69.99 each

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1840 United States Army NCO Sword
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1840 United States Army Non Commissioned Officer Saber Sword
with Steel Scabbard

Item # RC849019TS
The 1840 United States Army NCO Saber Sword with Steel Scabbard

The United States Army NCO saber sword was adopted by the War Department in 1840. The Army NCO Saber Sword has been worn by Army sergeants for over 100 years. It is primarily used today for honor guards and presentations.

Overall Length: 39"
Blade Length: 31 1/2"
Blade Material: Steel
Handle Material: Brass with Faux Wire Twist
Scabbard: Steel
Replica of the Model 1840 United States Army NCO Sword
Made in India
Sword Stands & Racks
Discount for Active Military , ROTC , National Guard

$65.99 each

In Stock


Comments:

I've purchase the 1840's swords in the past and would like to purchase three more and receive the military discount if possible. I mount and present the NCO Swords to NCO's of my Unit 2/228th AV BN at Willow Grove, PA as retirement gift and to Senior Enlisted Soldiers who are transferring after superior service to the Unit. Your swords are always admired and greatly appericated by all of my Soldiers and the NCOs receiving them.
Thank you.
Command Sergeant Major

#500350 1840 United States Army Non Commissioned Officer Sword by Windlass Steelcrafts
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1840 United States Army Non Commissioned Officer Sword
by Windlass Steelcrafts

Item # 500350
The Windlass Steelcrafts 1840 United States Army NCO Sword

The United States Army NCO sword was adopted by the War Department in 1840. The United States Army Non Commissioned Officer Sword was carried by American soldiers for over 70 years; a period which included the Mexican War, Civil War and Spanish American War. The single edged blade has a single broad fuller running from the ricasso to near the point. The entire hilt is cast brass and the grip is ribbed. The pommel of the United States Army Non Commissioned Officer Sword is global with a capstan. The grip is flanked by kidney shaped hand guards. The United States Army Non Commissioned Officer Sword is made by Windlass Steelcrafts and comes with a steel scabbard. The United States Army Non Commissioned Officer Sword is primarily used today for honor guards and presentations.

Overall Length: 39"
Blade Length: 31 3/4"
Blade Material: Steel
Handle Material: Brass with Faux Wire Twist
Scabbard: Steel
Replica of the Model 1840 United States Army Non Commissioned Officer Sword
Windlass Steelcrafts logo on blade
Made in India
Sword Stands & Racks

$129.95 each


# 501080 Model 1840 United States Army NCO Sword
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Model 1840 United States Army NCO Sword
by Windlass Steelcrafts

Item # 501080
The 1840 United States Army NCO Sword with leather scabbard

This deluxe Model 1840 United States Army NCO Sword features a hand polished to a mirror finish tempered unsharpened ceremonial edge stainless steel blade. The pommel and guard fittings of the Model 1840 United States Army NCO Sword are intricately cast solid brass that are richly plated in 24K gold. The grip of the Model 1840 United States Army NCO Sword is wrapped with silver plated brass wire. The Model 1840 United States Army NCO Sword comes with a scabbard which is covered in genuine black leather with brass mounts also plated in matching 24K gold. A protective cloth bag is also included.

Overall Length: 39"
Blade Length: 32"
Special Order Blade Lengths: 28" , 30" , 34" ( add 7" to get overall length)
Blade Material: Tempered Stainless Steel
Blade: Unsharpened Ceremonial Edge, sharp tip , hand polished mirror finish
Pommel Material: Solid Brass with 24K Gold plating
Grip: Entirely wrapped in silver plated brass wire
Guard Material: Embossed and polished solid brass with 24K Gold plating
Scabbard: Polyurethane tube covered with black calf leather, polished solid brass fittings with 24K Gold plating
Protective cloth bag
Deluxe Replica of the Model 1840 United States Army NCO Sword
Factory: Windlass Steelcrafts
Made in India
Sword Stands & Racks

$389.00 each


# RC1392091840TS Deluxe Model 1840 Cavalry Saber Sword Leather Grip
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Deluxe Model 1840 Cavalry Saber Sword

Item # RC1392091840TS
The Deluxe Model 1840 Cavalry Saber Sword with Scabbard

The US Army Model 1840 Cavalry Saber Sword was designed for slashing and was nicknamed "Old Wristbreaker." The M1840 Cavalry saber was used during the U.S.-Mexican War as well as the Civil War by both the Union and Confederate cavalry. Union General George B McClellan carried one at the frontlines , keeping his regulation officer's sword for full dress occasions. Confederate General Nathan Bedford Forrest sharpened both edges of his sword to increase combat effectiveness.

This United States Army Deluxe Model 1840 Cavalry Saber Sword is a high quality replica of the United States of America Cavalry sword saber. This replica sword features a polished, high tempered carbon steel blade, brass finished handguard and steel sword scabbard.


Overall Length: 40"
Blade Length: 32-1/2"
Blade Material: Carbon Steel
Scabbard: Polished Steel
Handle Material: Your Choice of Black Leather OR Wood grip twisted wire wrap with Gold Finish Metal
Replica of the M1840 ( Model 1840 ) USA Army Cavalry Saber Sword
Sword Stands & Racks
Discount for Active Military , ROTC , National Guard

$65.99 each



# RC139209TS Model 1860 army cavalry saber
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Deluxe M1860 Civil War Cavalry Saber Sword

Item # RC139209TS
The Deluxe M1860 Civil War Cavalry Saber Sword with Scabbard

This United States Army Deluxe Model 1860 Civil War Light Cavalry Saber is a high quality replica of the U.S.A. Cavalry saber sword used during the Civil War. This replica sword features a polished, high tempered carbon steel blade, brass finished handguard and steel sword scabbard.

Overall Length: 40"
Blade Length: 32-1/2"
Blade Material: Carbon Steel
Scabbard: Polished Steel
Handle Material: Black Leather grip twisted wire wrap with Gold Finish Metal
Replica of the Model 1860 ( M1860 ) Civil War Cavalry Saber Sword
Made in India
Sword Stands & Racks
Discount for Active Military , ROTC , National Guard

$65.99 each


# RC200109TS Cavalry Saber Sword
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Cavalry Saber Sword

Item # RC200109TS
The Cavalry Saber Sword with Scabbard


Overall Length: 27"
Blade Material: Carbon Steel
Handle Material: Gold Wire Twist with Gold Finish Metal
Scabbard: Metal
Discount for Active Military , ROTC , National Guard

$49.99 each


# RCCS88HCSTS United States 1860 Federal Heavy Cavalry Saber Sword by Cold Steel
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United States 1860 Federal Heavy Cavalry Saber Sword
by Cold Steel

Fully Functional
Combat Ready

Item # RCCS88HCSTS
The United States 1860 Federal Heavy Cavalry Saber Sword by Cold Steel


At the outbreak of the American Civil War, there were two types of sabre swords issued to the Federal Cavalry: "light" and "heavy". The light version saber sword was popular, but the heavy model, dubbed the "Old Wrist Breaker" was the one worth owning, as it was a superior weapon. Its 36" blade offered big reach advantages over most sabers, and its substantial weight gave it the leverage to easily crush bones and sever limbs or even a head with a single blow. The brass guard had three bars to protect the hand and the grip was wire bound leather and capped with a sturdy pommel. In its double ringed, steel scabbard, it could be easily attached to a saddle or to a belt.

After examining and handling a number of original 1860 Heavy Cavalry Sabers, Cold Steel decided to make their own reproduction with a few improvements. The Cold Steel blade is made from 1055 Carbon Steel with a hard spring temper and will pass the British Proof Test.



Overall Length: 41 1/2"
Blade Length: 36"
Blade Thickness: 1/3"
Blade Material: 1055 Carbon Steel
Weight: 42.9 ounces
Handle Material: Brass Guard
Scabbard: Steel
Fully Functional and Battle Ready
Discount for Active Military , ROTC , National Guard





$399.99 each
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Certified USMC NCO Saber Sword from Bermejo Toledo Spain
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Certified USMC Non-Commissioned Officer Saber
by Bermejo of Toledo Spain
Supplier to the United States Marine Corps

Item # USMCBermejoNCO

This is the ONLY certified United States Marine Corps Non Commissioned Officer Saber Sword that is manufactured in the world sword capital of Toledo Spain. These beautiful USMC NCO sabres are manufactured by Bermejo of Toledo Spain, the leading producer of military swords since 1910. These swords have been certified by the USMC to meet the specifications per Marine Corps Technical Manual TM10120-15/2 and the certification number 820 is etched on the spine of the blade. The Bermejo Toledo Spain logo is etched on the blade just below the hilt to assure you genuine Toledo Spain quality and production.

The Bermejo US Marine Corps NCO sword is manufactured with MIL-S-19206 specifications meeting highly polished class 2 stainless steel blade appropriately etched. The hilt ,scabbard and every detail are meticulously produced according to government specifications as well as the high standards of Bermejo.

USMC Certification Number 22ME39-000820-8551
Meets Marine Corps Technical Manual TM10120-15/2 MIL-S-19206 specifications
Overall Length: 39"
Blade Length: 32"
Special Order Blade Lengths: 28" , 30" , 34" ( add 7" to get overall length)
Blade Material: Class 2 Stainless Steel minimum 12% chromium
Blade: Unsharpened Ceremonial Edge, hand polished mirror finish
Pommel / Guard Material: Solid Brass
Grip: Leather
Scabbard: Leather , polished solid brass fittings
Protective cloth bag
Factory: Bermejo
Made in Toledo Spain
Sword Stands & Racks
Discount for Active Military , ROTC , National Guard

$490.00 each


CSA Confederate States of America Non-Commissioned Officer Short Sword
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CSA Confederate States of America NCO Short Sword
with Steel Scabbard

Item # RC359032TS
The CSA Confederate States of America Non-Commissioned Officer Short Sword with Scabbard



Overall Length: 23-1/2"
Blade Length: 16-3/4" Etched
Blade Material: Stainless Steel Curved
Handle Material: Gold Finish Metal CSA cast in hand guard
Scabbard: Steel
CSA Etched on blade
Made in India
Sword Stands & Racks
Discount for Active Military , ROTC , National Guard

$39.99 each

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Accessories

Sword Stands , Racks and Accessories

We recommend the two-sword stands so you can display the sword and scabbard separately. You can use the one-sword stand to display your sword in the scabbard but you will need to oil the blade more frequently to prevent rust. All sword blades need to be lightly oiled regularly to prevent rusting. Frequency , minimum twice a year , depends on humidity and whether stored in scabbard. You can use sword or gun oil , even WD-40. Apply a light coat with a CLEAN cloth.


United States Army Zippo Lighters
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Made in U.S.A.
net licensing revenue is devoted to U.S. Army Morale, Welfare, and Recreation programs
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# 24828Army United States Army Zippo Lighter
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United States Army Zippo Lighter
  • Green Matte
  • Packaged in an environmentally friendly gift box
  • Lifetime Guarantee
  • Officially Licensed
    Item # 24828Army

    $28.95 each
  • # 280Army United States Army Emblem Zippo Lighter
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    United States Army Emblem Zippo Lighter
  • Brushed Chrome
  • USA Army Emblem
  • Packaged in an environmentally friendly gift box
  • Lifetime Guarantee
  • Officially Licensed
    Item # 280Army

    $27.95 each

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    # RCSZ926675TS Wood Single Sword Table Display Stand
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    Wood Single Sword
    Table Display Stand
  • Width: 13"
  • Height: 5 1/2"
  • Material: Hardwood
    Item # RCSZ926675TS

    $7.99 each


  • # RCSZ926677TS Wood Two Sword Table Display Stand
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    Wood Two Sword Table Display Stand
  • Width: 12 1/2"
  • Height: 12"
  • Material: Hardwood with a black finish
    Item # RCSZ926677TS

    $12.99 each


  • # RCSZ926730TS Wood Sword and Scabbard Wall Display Rack
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    Wood Two Sword Wall Display Rack
  • Width: 16"
  • Height: 13 1/2"
  • Material: Hardwood with a black finish
    Item # RCSZ926730TS

    $11.99 each

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    Kill and/or Become Damaged if Used Improperly


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