Saber Civil Guard 1844 (Foundation)
The Civil Guard Corps was recently created under the direction of the Duke of Ahumada, and the first regulation on the use of and adjudication of bladed weapons where it was arranged that for the Infantry forces a "Sabre of those used by the Army Infantry" would be adopted, while for the Cavalry, a "Line Sword" would be assigned. RO15/June/1844
The Duke of Ahumada, worried about the correct and honorable use of weapons, dictated:
"Several times some Guardsmen have unsheathed their sabers against unarmed civilians... the entire Civil Guard You must keep in mind the motto of the old Spanish swords - do not take me out without reason or sheath me without honor - and rarely can there be cause to unsheathe it against the unarmed civilian". (Circular 08/04/1846)
By founding order it was planned to equip all the Civil Guards of Cavalry or Infantry with their corresponding saber (RO25/08/1848) and the Duke of Ahumada, in 1850, I dictate that the orders be made directly by the heads of the Tercios to the Toledo Factory and that it be observed if they carried the true motto of the establishment since "in many workshops in the foreign kingdom they are falsified by putting the label of the Toledo Factory"