The 1908 cavalry sword was the last service sword issued as standard to the British Army's cavalry forces - this at a time when mounted charges were largely obsolete and swords were little used as combat weapons. However, it was widely regarded as the best cavalry sword ever designed and was still in use during World War I. The 1908 model and the more refined 1912 officer model are still used as the ceremonial sword of the British, Australian and Canadian cavalry regiments. While this lightweight sword could still deliver effective blows, it was clearly designed primarily for stabbing from horseback and supposedly could reach the reach of a lance when held full arm. The basket provided excellent protection to the hand and the pommel balanced the saber. The ergonomic pistol-style handle provided a good and comfortable grip and control and automatically positioned the point. A nimble, light and fast weapon. It could be attached to a saddle, belt or bandolier and thus easily transported. This replica has a blade of EN45 spring steel and comes with a black steel scabbard with carrying rings._x000D_
Blade material: EN45 spring steel
Grip material: steel and plastic
Total length: approx. 110 cm
Blade length: approx. 91 cm
Edge: semi-sharp (1 mm)
Hilt length: approx. 19 cm (grip section approx. 15 cm
Max. blade width: approx. ca. 2 cm
Point of balance: approx. 11,5 cm below cross-guard
Incl. metal scabbard with carrying rings
Weight without sheath: approx. 1,26 kg
Weight with sheath: approx. 1,8 kg
Based on a historical original
Shipment weight (g): 2500 *
We do not sell this product to customers under the age of 18. Click here for more information on the European arms acts._x000D_
This item is produced in limited quantities only. This means that every piece is unique. Sizes & finish may vary lightly from piece to piece._x000D_
Prevent rust and corrosion by oiling your weapons regularly. Remove rust easily with black sandpaper. Remove burrs with a whetstone. Make sure you have removed all burrs before using a battle-ready weapon, as they can cause wounds._x000D_
Maintenance & care
Just as with weaponry, you can care for your shoes and leatherware by applying a little Ballistol after cleaning. This prevents the leather from drying out.
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."