Very Nice Original Model 1840 Civil War Cavalry Saber Marked Tiffany New York. Excellent all original condition Model 1840 saber, called the “wrist breaker”, was a relatively heavy cavalry saber, and as it was manufactured before the Civil War, it saw extensive use by both sides during the war. Standard features include a relatively straight wooden handle covered with leather and a wire grip, hilt has three branches, iron pommel cap and guard are unadorned, steel blade has flat back with narrow and wide fuller stopped at the ricasso, iron scabbard with iron mountings. The Tiffany hilt and pommel are iron, a unique feature of this manufacturer. Manufactured by Tiffany & Co , New York, sword was sold to state or local militia units and was not Federal inspected. Marks on ricasso, “TIFFANY & CO / NEW -YORK” and”PDL” oval ring of dots. Blade length 36in. 100% guaranteed to be authentic complete museum documentation (COA) provided. An amazing historical artifact from the Civil War. A real combat weapon!