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Cold Steel 1796 Light Cavalry Saber is 37 3/4" overall with a 33" sharpened 1055 carbon steel blade with wide fuller.
It has a black leather wrapped handle with steel handguard and pommel.
It comes with a wood and leather scabbard.
This saber is a high quality modern saber that is fully capable of passing the famous British Proof Test for quality and durability.
The Wilkinson sword Co. Founded in 1772 invented the British Proof Test the test was to prove that there swords were better than any other made at that time and that to ensure soldiers would only be issued weapons of the highest quality. Almost all countries adapted this test as the standard for a sword.
To pass the entire British Proof Test, it must pass each of these six tests:
Test 1: Hit the cutting edge of the sword or saber HARD on a heavy wood block. The blade must remain straight and the handle, guard and tang, etc, must all remain rigidly in place with no bending, loosening, rattling, twisting, or turning at all or the sword fails.
Test 2: Hit the back of the blade HARD on a heavy wood block. The blade must remain straight and true and the handle, guard and tang, etc, must all remain rigidly in place with not bending, loosening, rattling, twisting, or turning at all or the sword fails.
Test 3: Hit the flat side of the blade hard on the wooden block and the blade must not bend. The blade must recover and come back truly straight. If it bends or takes a "set" other than straight it must be rejected.
Test 4: Same as test #3 except the other side of the blade is to be struck.
Test 5: Set the point of the sword on a heavy wood block and flex the blade 5" to the left. It must recover to truly straight. If the blade bends or takes a set other than straight I must be rejected.
Test 6: Same as test #5 but the blade is flexed to the right. It must recover to truly straight. If the blade bends or takes a set other than straight I must be rejected.