Indian Army 1908 cavalry saber

length: 42"
blade: 35"
weight: 2 lb 5 oz

What makes an ideal cavalry saber? To impale your enemies in the charge, you need a narrow stiff blade with a sharp point. In melee, you need a wide, curved, semi flexible blade for cutting and slashing. The British set up a committee to study this quandry and, in 1908, decided they liked the thrust better and settled on a straight saber. It had a narrow, 35" long blade, a thick cross section and a sharp point. It had an excellent bowl shaped hand guard and a grip that automatically brought the point in line for the perfect thrust. It was easy to carry too, as its scabbard had two rings for suspending it from one's belt or attaching it to a saddle. Eventually adopted by the Indian Army, it is still issued today as the 1908 Indian Army Cavalry Saber. Cold Steel is proud to offer their interpretation of this fantastic weapon. It replicates the original lines with only a slightly lighter gauge steel for the bowl guard (for improved balance) and a more durable plastic grip. Comes with a steel scabbard. In tests this saber has proven ideal for ground combat as well as on the saddle, and can deliver a frightfully effective cut as well.