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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.

# M1840 United States Army NCO Sword with leather scabbard
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1840 United States Army NCO Sword
with Leather Scabbard

Item # RC369019TS
The 1840 United States Army NCO Sword with leather scabbard

The United States Army NCO sword was adopted by the War Department in 1840. The Army NCO Sword has been worn by Army sergeants for over 100 years. It is primarily used today for honor guards and presentations such as PCS and change of command. Prior to 1868 the M1840 (1840 Army NCO sword) was equipped with a leather scabbard and this traditional sword is preferred by various units.

  • Overall Length: 42"
  • Blade Length: 31 1/2"
  • Blade Material: Steel
  • Handle Material: Brass with Wire Twist
  • Scabbard: Leather with Brass Fittings
  • Replica of the Model 1840 United States Army NCO Sword
  • Made in India
  • Discount for Active Military , ROTC , National Guard
    $69.99 each
    In Stock


    (Contact us for Military Personnel Discount)




    # 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

    $84.99 each
    In Stock
    $59.50 each (with approved Military Discount)
    (Contact us for Military Personnel Discount)


    # 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




    Certified USMC NCO Saber Sword from Bermejo Toledo Spain
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    Certified USMC Non-Commissioned Officer Saber
    by Bermejo of Toledo Spain
    Supplier to the United States Marine Corps

    Item # USMCBermejoNCO

    This is the ONLY certified United States Marine Corps Non Commissioned Officer Saber Sword that is manufactured in the world sword capital of Toledo Spain. These beautiful USMC NCO sabres are manufactured by Bermejo of Toledo Spain, the leading producer of military swords since 1910. These swords have been certified by the USMC to meet the specifications per Marine Corps Technical Manual TM10120-15/2 and the certification number 820 is etched on the spine of the blade. The Bermejo Toledo Spain logo is etched on the blade just below the hilt to assure you genuine Toledo Spain quality and production.

    The Bermejo US Marine Corps NCO sword is manufactured with MIL-S-19206 specifications meeting highly polished class 2 stainless steel blade appropriately etched. The hilt ,scabbard and every detail are meticulously produced according to government specifications as well as the high standards of Bermejo.

  • USMC Certification Number 22ME39-000820-8551
  • Meets Marine Corps Technical Manual TM10120-15/2 MIL-S-19206 specifications
  • Overall Length: 39"
  • Blade Length: 32"
  • Blade Material: Class 2 Stainless Steel minimum 12% chromium
  • Blade: Unsharpened Ceremonial Edge, hand polished mirror finish
  • Pommel / Guard Material: Solid Brass
  • Grip: Leather
  • Scabbard: Leather , polished solid brass fittings
  • Protective cloth bag
  • Factory: Bermejo
  • Made in Toledo Spain

    $490.00 each
    In Stock

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

    Item # 801724

    This is an exact scaled replica of the current issue USMC NCO saber sword used by the United States Marine Corps. An exact miniature replica, with all the detail, blade etchings and metal parts of its larger brother. The Windlass Steelcrafts United States Marine Corps NCO Sword Letter Opener with Scabbard has a full stainless steel blade and the regulation scabbard (sized accordingly of course)! This beautiful tribute to our fighting elite features a nicely finished wood base with a full metal, highly detailed, official Marine Corps coat of arms plated in real 24K gold affixed boldly and proudly to the front. The stand is 7 1/2" tall overall, 10 1/2" with saber. Saber is 10" overall. Makes a great desk top display and letter opener.

    The United States Marine Corps NCO Sword Letter Opener with Scabbard is officially licensed by the USMC. A percentage of the revenue from the sale of this fully approved and officially licensed USMC product is used to support and enhance morale, welfare and recreation programs for American Marines and their families worldwide.

    Since 1775, the United States Marine Corps has been winning battles and defending our nation. Honor, courage and commitment are the qualities this distinguished military branch lives by. Show your appreciation and support for our brave men and women who fight for the freedom of America. 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 Sword Letter Opener
  • Windlass Steelcrafts® Made in India

    $74.95 each

    In Stock
    (Contact us for Military Personnel Discount)

    # 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


    # 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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