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.
Length: 95 cm;
Blade length: 71 cm;
Weight: 1700 g;
Steel type: EN45 carbon steel, hardness 48 HRC;
Tang construction: Full tang construction;
Grip wrapping: Brass, Wood, Leather;
Based on a historic original: Yes;
Transport weight (in gram): 3000 *
This item is semi-sharp and designed for decorative purposes. It can be made razor sharp at a surcharge. When using the sharpening service, the return right and warranty expires. The extra delivery time is approx. 2 weeks.
The blade of this sword can be blunted (2,5-3 mm) at a surcharge of â‚¬70,00. Please note: although the thickness will be the same as a battle-ready sword, the return right and warranty expires when using the blunting service. Please contact us if you wish to use the blunting service, or make a note at the last step of your shopping cart. The extra delivery time is approx. 2 weeks.
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.
Tip: How to adjust the finish of your armour and weaponry
Luxurious (polished)- polish the steel with metal polish or toothpaste. You can even give the item a mirror-like polish. Test on a small surface first!
Handmade (matte)- soak the steel in cola for 40 minutes to 20 hours. Check regularly and treat with black sandpaper.
Antique (patinated) leave the steel to rust for some time in a damp environment, preferably outside. Remove the red layer of rust, to reveal the corroded top layer.
Please note. After finishing the product yourself, the warranty and return right expire. Celtic WebMerchant is not responsible for the obtained result.