While not an exact copy of an original, this version has a lot to offer the modern swordsman and is truly a cut-and-thrust weapon to be reckoned with. The blade is moderately curved with a short bevel grind and a long narrow fuller. When combined with a short, sharp, clip point, these features make for a very stiff, strong blade capable of delivering fearsome cuts and thrusts while shrugging off abuse that would break a lesser sword. To help protect it from rust, each blade is polished before being deeply blued to inky black perfection.
In keeping with its mission as a "stand alone" weapon the guard is crafted from heavy gauge steel plate with rolled edges and multiple "lightening" holes (which won't admit a sword or dagger point) and deeply blued like the blade it's sturdy enough to absorb or shed the most horrendous blows.
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To match the sturdy guard and help control the awesome blade, the handle is constructed from handsome, durable Rose Wood "scales" attached to the saber's full tang w/ three highly polished brass cutler's rivets. Each 1917 Saber is also supplied with a sturdy scabbard and frog. Made from thick, black leather and sporting a thick, polished brass throat and chape, it offers excellent protection and convenience in carrying whether mounted or on foot. 1055 Carbon steel.