Left Handed Civilian Saber | 88NSSL

Left Handed Civilian Saber | 88NSSL

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The cavalry saber reached an incomparable level of popularity during the Napoleonic wars. An efficient weapon of war with somewhat heroic overtones, it was used by officers on foot as well as troopers mounted on horseback. It had one drawback. For civilian use, formal, or ceremonial occasions, it was a bit cumbersome, even awkward, as even the lightest models were too heavy and long for practicality. Additionally, the multiple bar hilt, which effectively protected one’s hand from an opposing blade, would occasionally catch, snag, or hook on objects it touched in passing. The solution was to scale the military saber down to about the size and weight of a small sword and replace the hilt with a spring loaded folding mechanism equipped with a single knuckle bow. This modification allowed the civilian saber to avoid snags and be worn much closer to the body on the lighter belts and baldrics favored for civilian and military dress attire. It turned out to be a very effective weapon as well. Worn for self-defense, or as a sign of authority, it shortly became a common military dress accessory, even to this day. Now Cold Steel would like to offer you our interpretation of the civilian or military dress saber. The hilt features a highly detailed British lion motif and comes complete with a matching folding guard that locks to the scabbard. For contrast, the grip is made of rich black leather and bound in highly polished brass wire. Complementing the hilt is an equally rich yet sturdy scabbard. Made of thick black leather and heavily reinforced with a polished brass chape, throat, and hanging rings, it’s elegant enough for the most formal occasions yet stout enough to endure hard wear and last for generations. Name: Left Handed Civilian Saber Blade Length: 32″ Overall Length: 36″ Steel: 1055 Carbon Weight: 24.8 oz Handle: 4″ Scabbard: Leather Scabbard With Brass Fittings

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Cold Steel, Incorporated was founded in 1980, a company dedicated to making the strongest, sharpest knives in the world. Superblades has been a retailer of Cold steel’s for over 15 years now and we are convinced they are among the best knives and swords in the world. Over the last three decades, Cold Steel has been at the forefront of the many innovations that have helped to define the knife industry as a whole. Progressive accomplishment, including the introduction of the checked Kraton® handles, and the tanto point blade styles have gone from curiously interesting features to industry-wide hallmarks of quality and sophistication. New ground was also broken with the introduction of unique new blade steels like San Mai III® and Tri-Ad™ Lock & locking mechanism for folding knives. Tri-Ad™ Lock for example, has never been equaled by any of Cold Steel's competitors and nothing they have produced yet has been proven to outperform it. We have tested the Tri-Ad lock here as well and found it to be second to none in strength and durability. Of course, Cold Steel will always look to the future, constantly striving to make the world's strongest, sharpest knives. That goal as elusive and difficult to achieve as it is, has been the same for the past thirty years. We here at Superblades will always continue to support and represent Cold Steel as a premium brand. Shop all Cold Steel Knives and Cold Steel Swords
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Weight 8 lbs