British M1796 light cavalry saber, steel scabbard

This saber was widely used by the British and their Prussian allies under General Blucher in the Battle of Waterloo. The blade was derived from the ferocious Indian tulwar and was reviled by the French who protested its use due to the horribly destructive wounds it inflicted. In fact, this saber was so successful as a cutting weapon that the German cavalry continued to use it right up to the beginning of the 20th century! A combat quality saber with a tempered 1060 steel blade that will pass the British Proof Test and is fully capable of shearing off arms and even legs with a single blow (no, don't try this at home. Driver is a professional on closed course). Fully sharpened, with an all steel scabbard.

length: 38"
blade: 33"
blade width: 1 3/8" at base
blade width: 1 1/4" at mid-point
blade width: 1 3/8" at widest near the tip
fuller: 25 1/2"
spine: 1/4"(!)
sharpened back edge: 6"
guard: 5 1/4" x 4 1/2"
interior grip length: 4"
balance point: 8"
weight (sword): 2 lb 3.5 oz
weight (sword and scabbard): 4 lb 3.0 oz

Price: $300

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