These sabers, commissioned in 1839 by The Republic of Texas, were essentially US Model 1833 Dragoon sabers, except that in the place of the standard "United States Dragoons" inscription on the blade, they were inscribed "Texas Dragoons" (makes sense, si?) The originals were made by the Ames Manufacturing Company, and since only 280 were made, they are incredibly rare. This reproduction has a tempered 1065 high carbon steel blade with a full tang and a quill-backed thrusting spine with a reinforced point, a black leather grip wrapped with twisted brass wire, and a solid brass hilt. The steel scabbard has twin suspension rings. Come and take it! (or click and buy one - I'll bet you expected me to make an Alamo reference here, didn't you?)
blade width: 1 1/8"
blade thickness: 1/4 at spine
guard: 5" x 4 1/4"
interior grip length: 4 3/8"
balance point: 9" (this is a thruster, not a cutter)
weight (sword): 2 lb 1.5 oz
weight (sword and scabbard): 3 lb 11.5 oz