To some, the Pattern 1908 Cavalry Sword, employed by the British, was one of the finest cavalry sabers ever issued. It was a straight-bladed thrusting sword, designed to withstand the force of a horse-charge and deliver deeply penetrating attacks. And indeed, a closer look at its overall design reveals that it was designed purely for the thrust on a charging horse, featuring a stiff, strengthened blade and a distinctive number of little features on the hilt and grip that allowed for better management of force and alignment. This model recreates the straight stiff blade quite nicely, utilizing hand crafted steel to create a thin yet remarkably stiff blade with a ridged spine and a diamond cross-section near the tip. The sword also possesses a wide shell guard for superior defense, while its uniquely shaped grip helps to align the blade with the arm when held out for a horseback charge-thrust. The hilt also features a knuckle-guard and pommel, for more defense and better balance, respectively. Included with the sword is a military style scabbard in cast-metal, complete with two hanging rings at the throat (one on either side). For the military collector and enthusiast, this Pattern 1908 Cavalry Sword is a fine collectible, one that echoes the last, and some might say, the greatest, sword that was ever issued to the British cavalry.
- An Ornate Recreation of a Versatile Cavalry Saber
- Features a Hand Crafted Steel Blade
- Blade Possesses an Unsharpened Edge
- Has a Wide Shell Guard and Unique Grip Configuration
- Includes a Cast-Metal Military Scabbard with Hanging Rings
- A Fantastic Costume Sword, Carrying Weapon and Display Piece
- Overall Length: 43.5 Inches