While not an exact copy of a pre-existing or historical saber, the 1917 Saber has a lot to offer the modern swordsman and is truly a cut and thrust weapon to be reckoned with. The blade is moderately curved with a short bevel grind and a long narrow fuller. When combined with a short, sharp, clip point, these features make for a very stiff, strong blade capable of delivering fearsome cuts and thrusts while shrugging off abuse that would break a lesser sword. To help protect it from rust, each blade is polished before being deeply blued to inky black perfection. In keeping with its mission as a "stand alone" cut ant thrust weapon that's equally at home when fighting on the ground or the back of a horse, the 1917 Saber features a unique 3/4 basket guard. Designed by Lynn C. Thompson in conjunction with his fencing partners, Anthony DeLongis and Jason Heck, it offers complete protection to the fingers and vulnerable thumb and when presented correctly, protects the user's hand, wrist, and forearm.
·1055 carbon steel blade with blued finish
·Triple riveted hardwood handle
·18-guage high carbon steel 3/4 basket guard
·Leather scabbard with brass and copper fittings
·Made in China