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US Cavalry Saber

Christopher Roby Chelmsford Sword

Dated 1865

This is a very fine example of a US Cavalry Saber that would go well with any Indian Wars armaments collection. After the Civil War, the US Cavalry continued to use the saber on the Western frontier and into the Indian Wars. They started falling from use around the late 1870’s and by 1890 were mostly worn for ceremonial dress.  

U.S. Cavalry Saber

This Cavalry saber was manufactured by Christopher Roby Company of West Chelmsford, Mass.

Between 1861-65 C. Roby & Co. sold several thousand cavalry saber swords to the US government during the Civil War, but only a small number have been uncovered in recent years. As a result, they have become collectors’ items and this US Cavalry Saber sword is one of the better examples.

U.S. Cavalry Saber shark skin handle

Condition – US Cavalry Sword by C. Roby

Christopher Roby made a fine cavalry saber.  This US Cavalry saber is in VERY fine condition, retaining all of its shark skin handle covering and wire wrap. The scabbard is nickel plated showing about 80% of frosted nickel, the remainder being dark and blotchy. There are no dents. There are inspector’s initials at the bottom “JCW“.  The blade is perfect with no rust or pitting, showing only slight age discoloration. The hilt is marked “U.S. 1865, AGM” on one side.  This is an arsenal inspector marking for Alfred G. Manning.  “C Roby, W Chelmsford, Mass” is on the other side of the hilt.  Examples of Roby-made Horse Artillery sabres bear these U.S. markings

This fine US Cavalry Roby saber is a great specimen that would compliment any Civil War weapon display or collection.

A very fine example of a very well manufactured Roby Cavalry Saber


Clarks Antiques – Western Memorabilia – U.S. Cavalry Saber – Price $1,200.00

Item #1265


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