Mini cavalry sabre letter opener


A miniature replica letter opener of the Cavalry Sabre, a sword traditionally associated with cavalry soldiers who fought mounted on horseback. This replica has a slightly curved stainless steel blade mounted on an ornate golden basket hilt with burgundy coloured grip that has the effect of gold rope wrapped around it.

The one handed nature of the Cavalry Sabre made it ideal for use on horseback and the curved blade is believed to have allowed for better success with downward striking during battle. The cavalry sabre has an ornate basket hilt which is considered quite unnecessary as it didn't serve much of a purpose for soldiers on horseback.

The Cavalry Sabre was used widely during the Napoleonic War where the cavalry is said to have won Napoleon I and the French Empire many victories. Its origins are believed to be from the Middle Eastern Scimitar, which owes its only existence to the Turkish Kilij. In the modern day, the cavalry sabre is no longer in use for military combat however it is used as a decorative item worn with dress uniform.

A sword like this with a large and decorative hilt would make a great display piece, so add one of our paper knife stands to this replica and make it a centre piece on your home or office desk.

Please note that the Cavalry Sabre Sword Letter Opener does not come with a stand. Paper knife stands can be purchased separately. Please see our mini sword stand listings to see if your blade is compatible.


  • Please be aware that under UK law you must be aged 18 or over to purchase any of our blades.
  • Select our Age Verification shipping option at checkout to proceed with purchase of any swords, daggers or letter openers.

Not completely happy with your order?

You can return or exchange unwanted items up to 35 days after purchase.

The only items that we cannot accept are earrings for pierced ears and perishable items, such as food or drink.

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Return postage and fees

If the item is unwanted or you cancel an order that has already been dispatched the return postage costs will be incurred by the customer.

If the item is faulty or you have been sent the wrong item then the postage cost will be incurred by the Royal Armouries. To ensure that you are refunded the correct amount please get a receipt from the post office and send us a copy via email, by either scanning the receipt or taking a photograph.

We recommend that you do get proof of postage for all items that you post to us as we are unable to take responsibility for returns that go missing in the post.

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