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1796 Light Cavalry Saber w/ Leather Scabbard

#501486
$189.95

This saber was widely used by the British in the Battle of Waterloo. Blade features 1055 high carbon steel. Overall length of 37-3/4 inches.
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OVERVIEW

This saber was widely used by the British and their Prussian allies under General Blucher in the Battle of Waterloo. The blade was 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 tremendous shearing cuts this is a must-have! It comes with a sharpened forward edge and wood and leather scabbard with steel mounts and fittings. 1055 Carbon steel blade. Also available with steel scabbard.

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SPECIFICATIONS

Attribute nameAttribute value
Overall Length37-3/4"
Blade Length33"
Weight2 lbs / 2.2 oz
Material1055 High Carbon
EdgeSharpened

REVIEWS

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Not historically accurate, but certainly sturdy and capable
This one's hard for me to rate.  I'm giving it four stars because it's not historically accurate, and I was hoping it would be a better replica of the type, but as a sword I think I have to give it four stars.  It's very blade-heavy and not especially nimble, but when it gets moving it can deliver epic cuts and did a fine job on some watermelons.  The handle feels a little awkward in most cuts, and I didn't get the sense that I had good control after a big chop, but it certainly wasn't about to leave my hand - the P-guard provides additional security, there, so it's not like it's dangerous or anything.

I'm not super pleased with its historical accuracy, though: the balance is extremely blade-heavy compared to historical originals, the fuller isn't terminated properly, and the distinctive "hatchet" tip is not well-replicated and doesn't look like the image.  

I am happy with the guard.  Also, the scabbard feels a little cheap, but it does its job fine.

If you're in the market for a HEAVY, durable cutting sword then this is perfectly serviceable, but as a historical replica I'm afraid I would mark it down further.
- Michael, July 25, 2020 | Verified Purchase
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Decent for the price
I've had some shoddy items from cold steel in the past but this sword is very nice. Well balanced and sharp, solid hilt construction and fits the scabbard well. I'd avoid the steel scabbard though, I've heard it blunts the edge.
- Francis, January 17, 2019
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