Civil War NCO Sword

Civil War NCO Sword

civil war nco swordIf one weapon can describe hand to hand military combat it would be the Civil War NCO Sword.  Much like the Civil War bayonet,  the swords of the Civil War Era were prominently used by soldiers due to the close combat that took place.   If you ever see a Civil War enactment, like the ones they have throughout the South, you will see many soldiers carrying this weapon.

One thing that we like the most about this weapon is the sturdiness and stability when compared to the Civil War era bayonet.  Because bayonets were attached to rifles, many often broke off or become crooked during fighting, thus making them useless.  The NCO Sword was very durable and sturdy weapon that was a favorite of both Confederate and Union soldiers.