The Cold Steel 1908 English Cavalry Saber 88ECS is an incredible looking sword with a high-quality steel blade that will fit right in with your already extensive collection. What makes the ideal cavalry saber? In the charge you need a narrow, stiff blade with a sharp point to impale your enemies. In the melee, on an immobile horse, you need a wide, curved, semi flexible blade for cutting and slashing. The British pondered this dilemma and in 1908, settled on a saber that favored the thrust. It had a narrow 35" long blade, a thick cross section and a sharp point. To protect the hand, wrist, and forearm, it had a superb bowl shaped guard and a grip that automatically brought the point "in line" for the perfect thrust. It was easy to carry too, as its scabbard had two rings for suspending it from the saddle or attaching it to a belt or baldric. It was issued throughout the British Empire and it is still used, with minor changes, even today.
The Cold Steel 1908 British Cavalry Sword has been designed after their president became enamored with fencing and created this interpretation of the extraordinary weapon. This Sword from Cold Steel is made with a 35 in. blade with a 7 in. handle that features a bowl shaped guard. The overall length of this Cold Steel Sword is 42 in and comes with a steel scabbard. For a great way to save the day, choose the Cold Steel English 1908 Cavalry Saber with Sheath.