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Cold Steel 88S 1796 Light Cavalry Saber 33" Carbon Steel Blade with Wood/Leather Scabbard

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Part Number: CS88S
Manufacturer: Cold Steel Knives
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Description
CS88S: 1796 Light Cavalry Saber
Cold Steel
 
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 Talwar 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!

If you want a combat quality saber that will pass the British Proof Test and is fully capable of shearing off arms and even legs with a single blow, this is a must have! It comes fully sharpened with a wood and leather scabbard with steel mounts.

The 1796 Light Cavalry Saber comes with your choice of an all steel scabbard or a wood/leather scabbard. Both versions feature steel mounts and fittings.
Specifications
  • Blade Length: 33"
  • Overall Length: 37-3/4"
  • Steel: 1055 Carbon
  • Weight: 34.2 oz
  • Scabbard: Wood/Leather Scabbard with Steel Fittings
  • Made in India

UPC Code: 705442003984

Leather Sheath
Leather Sheath
Leather is known for its durability and traditional appeal. When compared to kydex it is preferred for its silence when bumped against other objects, as well as blade retention.
1055 Carbon Steel
1055 Carbon Steel
An extremely tough steel with high carbon content and a hardness between 60-64RC, 1055 is best suited for high-impact and high-stress applications.
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Ted E
ALABAMA
Jan 20, 2014
Pros: Sheath/Scabbard, Finish, Handle Material, Blade Material, Overall Quality, Usable
Cons: None
FYI: SHARPENED BLADE
I INTEND TO DISPLAY THIS PIECE ON MY WALL IN THE SCABBARD WITH THE COSMOLINE LEFT ON THE BLADE TO PREVENT RUST.. I LIKE THE WOOD/LEATHER SCABBARD AS IT FITS THE BLADE VERY SNUGLY WITHOUT MOVEMENT. IT GIVES IT THAT AUTHENTIC FEEL AND LOOK. ALTHOUGH I WAS OVERALL VERY PLEASED WITH THIS SWORD, I WOULD HAVE WANTED TO KNOW MORE ABOUT THE "SHARPENED" PART OF THE BLADE. I EXPECTED THE BLADE TO BE SHARPENED FROM POINT TO HILT. IT WAS NOT. IT WAS SHARPENED FROM THE POINT TO ABOUT HALFWAY UP THE BLADE. IF ONE WAS IN A SWORD FIGHT I SUPPOSE THE "BUSINESS END (THE POINT)" OF THE BLADE AND THE PART USED FOR SLASHING IS INDEED THAT AREA, THE PART THAT WAS NOT SHARPENED WAS GROUND SO THAT IT SHOULD EASILY SHARPEN ALL THE WAY TO THE HILT WITHOUT MUCH EFFORT. WITH A LITTLE SHARPENING STONE WORK ON THE FIGHTING AREA OF THIS SWORD AND WITH THE RIGHT POWER BEHIND THE BLOW, IT WOULD INDEED CUT A HUMAN ARM OR HEAD OFF WITH ONE SWIPE. OVERALL IT IS ONE VERY COOL PIECE.
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