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British Cavalry Sword | Medieval Sabers

British Cavalry Sword | Medieval Sabers

A straight, single-edged EN45 spring steel blade is fullered around two-thirds of the way along the length of the rebuild we provide here. The edge is around 1 mm thick when it is not honed. The hilt has a knuckle-bow and a large, bowl-shaped guard plate that closely resembles the designs found on historical specimens. The grip's core is constructed of wood, with black leather and twisted steel wire wrapped around it.

An all-steel scabbard with two carrying bands, articulating suspension rings, and a broad, rounded end piece or shoe is included with the cavalry sword.

Please note that this sword is not a battle ready weapon. It is designed as a collector's or decoration/display piece and is not suited for combat reenactment. Besides its quality as a collectible, it is also perfectly suited as a prop, e.g. to complete your costume.

  • Material: EN45 spring steel (high carbon steel, not stainless), steel guard and pommel, leather-covered and steel-wire wrapped wooden handle
  • Overall length: approx. 109 cm
  • Blade length: approx. 89 cm
  • Hilt length: approx. 20 cm
  • Max. blade width: approx. 3 cm (tapering down towards the point to approx. 2 cm)
  • Blade thickness: approx. 4 mm (tapering down towards the point to approx. 1mm)
  • Cutting edge: approx. 1 mm
  • Point of balance: approx. 17 cm from the guard
  • Incl. metal scabbard with carrying rings
  • Weight without scabbard: approx. 0.98 kg
  • Weight with scabbard: approx. 1.7 kg

The 1912 type cavalry sword was the final sword provided to British Army cavalry officers at a time when cavalry charges were no longer common and swords were becoming obsolete as military weapons. It was regarded as the best cavalry sword ever created, and it was still in use during World War I.

The 1912 pattern was definitely inspired by the 1908 pattern, but with more ornate decorative elements. When it was first launched, it was given to all officers to replace their non-regulation swords that they had purchased privately. In comparison to the normal sword, the hilt was more sophisticated: The normal 1908 troopers' version had a rubber or bakelite grip, but the officer's version had sharkskin inlaid with nickel silver wire instead. Furthermore, the bowl-shaped guard was embellished with an etched floral (honeysuckle) motif in the style of officer's swords from the nineteenth century.

The 1912 version is still in use today, having been accepted as the ceremonial sword by British, Australian, and Canadian cavalry forces.

General Specifications
Material EN45 spring steel (high carbon steel, not stainless), steel guard and pommel, leather-covered and steel-wire wrapped wooden handle
Length 109 cm
Blade Size 89 cm
Weight 1.7 kg

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  • Model: 911136
  • Weight: 2.00kg
Ex Tax: 90.90€
Tags: british , cavalry , sword , sabers
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