The 1796 Light Cavalry Saber with Leather Scabbard is based on a weapon widely used by the British and their Prussian allies under General Blucher in the Battle of Waterloo. A supreme cutting weapon, this sword was used up into the 20th century. The design of this historical blade is derived from the ferocious Indian Talwar and was reviled by the French who protested its use due to the horribly destructive wounds it inflicted. In fact, this saber was so successful as a cutting weapon, that the German Cavalry continued to use it right up to the beginning of the 20th century!
If you want a combat quality saber that will pass the British Proof Test and is fully capable of shearing off arms and even legs with a single blow, this is a must have! It comes fully sharpened with a wood and leather scabbard with steel mounts.
- Modeled after a historic cavalry saber
- Curved blade has sharpened forward edge
- Handle has curved grip and D-guard
- Includes a leather-covered wood scabbard
- Designed for reenactment and combat
- Blade is made of 1055 high carbon steel
- Weight: 34.2 oz.
- Blade Thickness: 5/16 Inch
- Blade Length: 33 Inches
- Handle: 4.75 Inches
- Overall Length: 37.75 Inches