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History of the United States Army NCO Swords

The history of the US Army NCO sword goes back to the year 1840. The sword was created to emulate the German model of the infantry sword that was normally used by British soldiers during the infamous Napoleonic battles. The US Army ordnance department contracted Schnitzler and Kirschbaum, famously known as S&K to create 1000 swords of this model in August 1840. The contract was later awarded to N.P. Ames Manufacturing Company based in Cabotville in 1844.

This weapon has been of great significance during various conflicts where the US was actively involved in warfare. It was worn by US sergeants during various conflicts such as the Mexican-American war of 1846-1848 , the Spanish-American war of 1898 and the civil war of 1861-1865. On the other hand, there is a shorter model of this sword that comes with a blade of approximately 26 inch and it was mostly carried by musicians thus the name 1840 musicians' sword. According to its history, the first company awarded with the contract to create this sword did not produce the best as expected. The swords manufactured by Ames Manufacturing Company were said to have blunt edges. However, they were still usable especially in combat since they could easily break bones in the course of war. The Army NCO sword was mainly seen as the best weapon for standard bearers and hospital stewards though it was also used as a secondary weapon for the infantry NCOs. Confederates also used this weapon.

This sword has been in service for a very long time during and after war. Back in 1868, the US Army ordinance proposed that the leather sword should no longer be purchased. The same proposal also affected the leather bayonet scabbards. By then, the sword also came with a leather scabbard and after its popularity decreased, the black Japanned steel scabbard was introduced together with a pattern leather frog. This did not yet affect the significance of the 1840 Army NCO sword because it was still seen as a crucial ceremonial weapon.

However, its use was discontinued on 6th August 1875 in accordance to general orders No. 77. This led to the introduction of a modern version made of steel and it was allowed to be worn by US Army sergeants and first sergeants. After its introduction, it played a significant role in ceremonies that marked the transfer of power and responsibility within the commanding force of the army.

You are most likely to come across some Army NCOs wearing this sword during social events. It can be carried by all Non-Commissioned Officers in various ranks including the sergeant major, ordnance sergeant and quartermaster sergeant. Other officers eligible to carry this sword include hospital stewards, first sergeant, sergeant, corporal and lastly, pioneer. To date, the importance of the US Army NCO sword cannot be ignored. As mush as it is used as a symbol of honor and the transition of power within the army, it can be of great help as an alternative weapon during war.

# RC849019TS  1840 United States Army NCO Swords
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M1840 United States Army Non Commissioned Officer Saber Sword
with scabbard

Item # RC849019TS
The M1840 United States Army NCO Saber Sword with scabbard

The United States Army NCO saber sword was adopted by the War Department in 1840. The Army Model 1840 NCO Saber Sword has been worn by U.S.A. Army sergeants for over 100 years. The M1840 sword is used today primarily for honor guards and presentations.

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

    $65.99 each

    In Stock

    (Contact us for Military Personnel Discount)



    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

    United States Army Zippo Lighters
    Officially Licensed by USA Army
    net licensing revenue is devoted to U.S. Army Morale, Welfare, and Recreation programs
    Made in U.S.A.

    # 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

  • Sword Stands

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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 Two Sword 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

  • # AH3106S 1840 United States Army NCO Swords by Deepeeka
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    1840 United States Army NCO Swords by Deepeeka

    Item # AH3106S

    This replica reproduction of the U.S.A. Army Model 1840 NCO saber has a brass hilt and knuckle bow of about 6 1/4 inches in length and a blade of 32 inches in length. The black leather scabbard sports brass fittings, typical of the M1840 (1840 Army NCO Swords) prior to 1868. The United States Army ordnance board recommended in 1868 that no more leather sword or bayonet scabbards be purchased instead they were to be replaced by steel scabbards.

  • Overall Sword Length: 38 1/2"
  • Blade Length: 32"
  • Blade Material: Steel
  • Handle Material: Brass
  • Scabbard: Leather with Brass Fittings
  • Replica of the Model 1840 United States Army NCO Swords by Deepeeka
  • Made in India

    $79.99 each
    In Stock
    $55.99 each (with approved Military Discount)
    (Contact us for Military Personnel Discount)


    # 500350 1840 United States Army Non Commissioned Officer Sword by Windlass Steelcrafts# 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 U.S Army NCO Swords was adopted by the War Department in 1840. The United States Army NCO Sword was carried by American Army soldiers for over 70 years; a period which included the Spanish American War, Civil War and Mexican War. The single broad fuller of this single edged blade runs from the ricasso to near the point. The entire hilt of the M1840 saber is cast brass with a ribbed grip. The pommel of the United States Army Non Commissioned Officer Sword is global with a capstan. Kidney shaped hand guards flank the grip. This U.S.A. Army Non Commissioned Officer Sword is made by Windlass Steelcrafts® and comes with a steel scabbard.

  • Overall Length: 39"
  • Blade Length: 31 3/4"
  • Blade Material: Steel
  • Handle Material: Brass with Wire Twist
  • Scabbard: Metal
  • Reproduction of the Model 1840 United States Army Non Commissioned Officer Sword
  • Windlass Steelcrafts logo on blade
  • Made in India
  • Sharpened Version Available

    $109.95 each

    In Stock
    $76.97 each (with approved Military Discount)
    (Contact us for Military Personnel Discount)



    # 501080 Model 1840 United States Army NCO Sword
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    Model 1840 United States Army Non-Commissioned Officer's Sword
    by Windlass Steelcrafts

    Item # 501080

    The deluxe Model 1840 United States Army Non-Commissioned Officer's 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 Non-Commissioned Officer's Sword are intricately cast solid brass that are richly plated in 24K gold. The grip of the Model 1840 United States Army Non-Commissioned Officer's Sword is wrapped with silver plated brass wire. The Model 1840 United States Army Non-Commissioned Officer's 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"
  • 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 Model 1840 United States Army NCO Sword
  • Factory: Windlass Steelcrafts
  • Made in India

    $325.00 each
    In Stock

    # RCSZ902931BKTS 40 inch Calvary Sword Leather Grip# RCSZ902931WDTS 40 inch Calvary Sword Wood Grip
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    1840 Army Calvary Saber Sword

    Item # RC139209TS
    The 1840 Army Calvary Saber Sword with Scabbard
  • Overall Length: 40"
  • Blade Length: 32-1/2"
  • Blade Material: Stainless Steel
  • Scabbard: Polished Steel
    YOUR Choice of Grip Finish
  • Handle Material: Black Leather grip twisted wire wrap with Gold Finish Metal
    or
  • Handle Material: Wood grip with Gold Finish Metal
  • Replica of the Model 1840 Army Calvary Saber Sword

    $65.99 each




    # 801724 United States Marine Corps NCO Swords Letter Opener
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    United States Marine Corps NCO Swords Letter Opener

    Item # 801724

    This is an meticulously scaled replica of the currently issued United States Marine Corps NCO saber sword used by the USMC. An exacting miniature replica that has all the details you would expect; the blade etchings and metal components of its larger brother. The Windlass Steelcrafts® United States Marine Corps NCO Swords Letter Opener with Scabbard has a full stainless steel blade and the regulation scabbard (of course it is sized accordingly)! This beautiful tribute to our fighting elite features a nicely finished wood base with a highly detailed, full metal, official U.S. Marine Corps coat of arms plated in genuine 24K gold affixed boldly and proudly to the front. The overall height of the stand is 7 1/2 inches, 10 1/2 inches with saber in place. The saber length is 10 inches overall. This is an impressive desk top display and letter opener.

    This U.S.Marine Corps NCO Swords Letter Opener with Scabbard is officially licensed by the United States Marine Corps. A portion of the revenue from the sale of this officially licensed and fully approved USMC product is used to support and enhance the welfare ,morale and recreational programs of our Marines and their families worldwide.

    The United States Marine Corps has been winning battles and defending our nation since 1775. Honor, commitment and courage are the qualities this distinguished military branch lives by. Show your support and appreciation for our brave men and women who fight for our freedom as well as the freedom of others throughout the world.

    Semper Fidelis!

  • Officially Licensed by the USMC
  • Overall Sword with Scabbard Length: 11"
  • Overall Sword Length: 10"
  • Blade Length: 8"
  • Blade Material: Steel
  • Handle Material: Brass with Wire Twist 24K Gold Plated
  • Scabbard: Black with 24K Gold plated fittings
  • Stand Overall: 7-1/2"
  • Stand With Saber: 10-1/2"
  • Replica of the United States Marine Corps NCO Swords Letter Opener
  • Windlass Steelcrafts® Made in India

    $74.95 each

    In Stock
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    # RCCS88MNSTS Cold Steel USMC NCO Saber Sword by Cold Steel
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    USMC NCO Saber Sword
    by Cold Steel

    Fully Functional
    Combat Ready

    Item # RCCS88MNSTS
    The Cold Steel USMC NCO Saber Sword by Cold Steel


    The USMC , produced by Cold Steel, Non Commissioned Officer Saber Sword is a true battle worthy replica reproduction. The USMC NCO Saber Sword by Cold Steel is faithful to government specifications and offers a highly polished blade, with the appropriate etching as well as a quality hilt and scabbard.

    The only real changes made by Cold Steel to drastically improve the sword's performance as a weapon is the forging of the blade from 1050 Carbon Steel and properly heat treating the blade to a tough spring temper before sharpening.

  • Overall Length: 38 1/4"
  • Blade Length: 32"
  • Blade Material: 1055 Carbon Steel
  • Weight: 29.5 ounces
  • Handle Length: 6 1/4"
  • Scabbard: Leather Scabbard with Brass Fitting
  • Fully Functional and Battle Ready

    $331.00 each





    # RCSZ926717TS United States Marines NCO Swords
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    United States Marines NCO Swords

    Item # RCSZ926717TS
    The United States Marines Sword with Scabbard


    Available in YOUR choice of finish. Either Gold or Silver

  • Overall Length: 38 1/2"
  • Sword Length: 34 1/2"
  • Blade Length: 29"
  • Blade Material: stainless steel , etched
  • Handle Material: Twisted Wire Wrap
  • Scabbard: Aluminum with an Faux leather Covering
  • Color of tassel may vary
  • United States Marines Etched on the Blade
  • Imported not military issue
  • Great Decorator Saber
    $49.99 each Sale $44.99


    #RCSKMARINETS Maxam® Reproduction United States Marine NCO Sabre Sword
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    Reproduction United States Marine
    NCO Sabre Sword
    by Maxam

    Item # RCSKMARINETS
    The Maxam® Reproduction USMC Non-Commissioned Officer's Sabre Sword
    The Maxam® Reproduction replica of the United States Marine Non-Commissioned Officer’s Sabre is an excellent reproduction of the blade proudly worn by a man notorious for his bravery , fierce loyalty and combat readiness. The saber sword features a 420 surgical stainless steel blade that is deeply etched with the wording "United States Marines".

    This sword saber additionally sports a faux leather covered metal scabbard , a handle that is gold plated zinc alloy and a gold tassel.

  • Overall Length: 34-1/2" sword , with sheath is 38"
  • Blade Length: 29-1/2"
  • Blade Material: Honed 420 surgical stainless steel , etched
  • Handle Material: Gold plated zinc alloy
  • Scabbard: Metal with an Faux leather Covering
    Retail  $119.95 each
    YOUR Price  $54.99 each



    # RCGRHK8851TS USMC NCO Swords Gold# RCGRHK8851TS USMC NCO Swords Silver
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    USMC Sword

    Item # RCGRHK8851TS
    The USMC NCO Swords


    Available in YOUR choice of finish. Either Gold or Silver

  • Overall Length: 35"
  • Blade Length: 29-3/4"
  • Blade Material: stainless steel , etched
  • Handle Material: Molded rubber grip with a twisted wire wrap. Cast metal parts with chrome Plated Finish
  • Scabbard: Aluminum with an Faux leather Covering
  • Color of tassel may vary
  • United States Marines Etched on the Blade
  • Imported not military issue
  • Great Decorator Saber
    $59.99 each Sale $49.99


    # RCSZ230953TS CSA Confederate States of America NCO Short Sword
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    CSA Confederate States of America NCO Short Sword

    Item # RCSZ230953TS
    The CSA Confederate States of America NCO 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: Metal
  • CSA Etched on blade
    $39.99 each Sale $34.99

    Warning:
    All Edged Weapons, Battle Ready or Not, May Injure,
    Kill and/or Become Damaged if Used Improperly


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