A sabre is a type of one-handed sword, usually with a single cutting edge, that was traditionally associated with cavalry soldiers. The modern sabre is used predominantly as a weapon in dress uniforms and owes its origins to a Middle Eastern scimitar known as the Mameluke Sword, itself derived from the Turkish Kilij.
The sabre was used extensively during the Napoleonic Wars, where Napolean’s heavy cavalry charges won him great victories. The single-handed blade was ideal for riders, and the blade optimised the sword for downward slashing strikes against infantry from horseback.
This sabre is based on a design for a Spanish NCO Parade sabre.
Total length: 933m
Blade length: 809mm
Total hilt length: 124cm
Weight incl. scabbard: 1230grams
Sword Weight only: 752grams