Duelists of the later eras often favored a wide variety of weapons. One master might prefer the small sword, while another, the cut-and-thrust sword. This Blackened Short English Saber is another style of sword that had its own set of advantages. One such advantage was the shorter blade, which while limiting in reach, made for a quicker draw and a more maneuverable blade, one that could easily be brought to bear at closer ranges, where the long, thin blade of the rapier might have been unwieldy. The shorter length also allowed for a thicker blade, ensuring that it could easily handle thin small swords, too. This short fencing saber possesses a hand crafted carbon steel blade with a fuller down its spine, and a fine point at its tip. Like many swords of the era, this blade was still designed to be a thrusting weapon, and so it echoes the style of fencing hilts, possessing a blackened swept hilt with knuckle-guard, to provide an excellent measure of defense for the wielders hand. Included with the sword is a wooden, leather wrapped scabbard, which serves well in keeping the blade safe and secure when it is not drawn. It is definitely a stark change from the typical renaissance rapier, but for the sword-master who wants something distinctive and different, yet still deadly in design, this Blackened Short English Saber is a delightful departure from the norm.
- A Cut-and-Thrust Style Fencing Saber
- Features a Hand Crafted Carbon Steel Blade
- Blade Features an Unsharpened Edge
- Has an Ornate and Intricate Blackened Steel Swept Guard
- Includes a Wooden, Leather Wrapped Scabbard
- A Fantastic Costume Sword, Carrying Weapon and Display Piece
- Overall Length: 31 Inches