Saber of the Dark Ages -Blunt

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Description of the Product

This saber is a copy of the first sabers used in Europe. Sabers arrived to Europe during the migration of Huns and Mongolian tribes and the use of these sabers spread throughout all of Eurasia and were extremely popular in the area of Carpathian Basin. The most famous of the sabers of this type and era is the saber of Charlemagne that is on display in Wien. The most notable feature of these sabers is the handle that bends towards the edge of the blade. This allows for more effective cuts swung from the horseback. This same tilted handle was used by the Tatars from 16th c. onwards and was also incorporated into modern cavalry sabers designed a millennium later. Magyars (Hungarian tribes) used this kind of sabers widely and the Islamic world adopted this sword model from the 9th century onwards. In the early days these sabers were often carried with another straight bladed sword just like the Huns did. Originals from 800-1100.

Built to withstand combat use by reenactors and stage performers. Forged of 51CrV4 carbon steel, and tempered to around HRC 50-52. The edges and points are thick and rounded for better nick resistance and safety. This sword is crafted using same methods as original historical pieces with riveted pommel and the stout beechwood grip is covered with leather. Made by Victor Berbekucz.

When training with weapons made of steel it's important to use proper protections and maintain the condition of all items. Exercise proper safety precautions and control at all times to avoid injuries.

Total length 90.7 cm, blade length 73.6 cm, blade width next to guard 3.1 cm, handle 15.5 cm, cross guard width 9.6 cm, point-of-balance 13.5 cm, weight 0.98 kg.

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