Swords, Knives and Bayonets

Civil War Swords, Knives and Bayonets

American Civil War swords, artillery short swords, sabers, curved edge cutlasses, bayonets, knives, lances and pikes are categorized as edged weapons and all are highly desirable for any Civil War relic collection. Swords, sabers and bayonets were mostly standard issue and were largely used as part of the uniform of various branches and rank of service in both the Union and Confederate armies. The swords and sabers were different for General officers, staff officers and enlisted soldiers in that the higher the rank the more ornate the weapon. Swords in the Civil War were also largely symbolic of the wearer's rank or authority.

The Union Army issued swords to field and staff grade officers, infantry officers and cavalry soldiers and officers. The majority of the swords were the slightly upward curved saber type with a few straight edge swords present as well.

The Confederacy made some beautiful swords and sabers with elaborate and ornate hand guards and inscribed blades. The hand guards were as different as the many suppliers of the weapons. A lot of Confederate soldiers also favored the large D guard Bowie knife named after Jim Bowie the famous Alamo defender. Another Rebel favorite was the long straight edged Arkansas toothpick.

You'll find these genuine Civil War swords, knives, bayonets, scabbards, sword belts and buckles and many other collectible relics here at the Civil-War-Costumes online store's Civil War Relics department. Thanks for stopping by. Put us in your favorites and come back soon!

Historic Confederate 1840 Heavy Cavalry sword Confederate brass mounted scabbard
Historic Confederate 1840 Heavy Cavalry sword Confederate brass mounted scabbard
$1,050.00
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GREAT CIVIL WAR ERA M1855 U S MARKED BAYONET BRIGHT BLADE 58 CALIBER
GREAT CIVIL WAR ERA M1855 U S MARKED BAYONET BRIGHT BLADE 58 CALIBER
$28.79 (3 Bids)
End Date: Tuesday Nov-28-2017 17:00:48 PST
Civil War Presentation Sword
Civil War Presentation Sword
$117.50 (5 Bids)
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CIVIL WAR MODEL 1840 HEAVY WRISTBREAKER CAVALRY SWORD CONFEDERATE UNION
CIVIL WAR MODEL 1840 HEAVY WRISTBREAKER CAVALRY SWORD CONFEDERATE UNION
$595.00
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SCARCE FIRST PATTERN MODEL 1837 BRUNSWICK ENFIELD SWORD BAYONET DATED 1840
SCARCE FIRST PATTERN MODEL 1837 BRUNSWICK ENFIELD SWORD BAYONET DATED 1840
$57.76 (5 Bids)
End Date: Monday Nov-27-2017 15:19:03 PST
Antique Civil War US Military Issue Bayonet Sword with Leather Frog Scabbard yqz
Antique Civil War US Military Issue Bayonet Sword with Leather Frog Scabbard yqz
$18.50 (6 Bids)
End Date: Thursday Nov-30-2017 18:40:01 PST

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