This fine replica sword is patterned after the US Model 1860 Light Cavalry Saber issued prior to the Civil War. It was also used during that period and into the Plains Indians Wars of the 1870s and 1880s. Measuring 40" overall, this saber features a 35" high carbon steel blade and a leather wrapped handle. It comes with a nickel-plated steel scabbard. This is a superb item and will make any Civil War or historical collector supremely satisfied with its authenticity and detail!