Sabres like this occurred in large numbers in the American navy. The gold-coloured basket shows that sabres like this were used by officers. The sabre is an evolution of the European backsword, a straight, single-edged sword with a basket. It is often single-edged with a slightly curved blade and a quite large knuckle-guard. Cavalry sabres however were straight and two-edged. Originally a 10 th century Hungarian cavalry weapon the sabre had its highlight during the 19th century in the Napoleontic Wars and the American Civil War.
This sabre is delivered including a scabbard. Its length is 95 cm and it has a blade of 71 cm that is decorated with etching. The basket and the leather scabbard are partly made of brass.
This item is semi-sharp and designed for decorative purposes. It can be made razor sharp at a surcharge.
This item is produced in limited quantities only. This means that every piece is unique. Sizes & finish may vary lightly from piece to piece.
We do not sell this product to customers under the age of 18. Click here for more information on the European arms acts.
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