The Hungarian Saber by Cold Steel is an swift and decisive cutting saber with a good balance that lends itself well to practical cutting use. Its blade forms a thinned “hatchet point” tip to create a flattened cutting plane ideal for slicing through objects with minimized resistance; the blade thickens toward the base to ensure that it remains durable, resilient and well-mounted. The blade was forged from 1055 high carbon steel which has been well-tempered and polished to a mirror sheen. It is durably mounted into a hilt of steel which was completed with a leather-wrapped grip of wood and brass rondel embellishment.
The sword is paired with a thick and tough scabbard of leather with steel fittings and steel hanging rings. Please Note: The fit of the sword to the scabbard can vary from tight to loose.
Hungary by virtue of its position on the world map is a country that straddles the cultural influence of both the East and the West. This influence is, of course, directly echoed in Hungarian weapons. The Hungarian Saber is primarily a cutting, slashing weapon mostly used from horseback although thrusting with it on foot was not unknown. The blade of our saber is made from 1055 high carbon steel with a hard spring temper. It has a hatchet point making it wider at the tip or point than at the guard. The guard of our saber has very wide sturdy quillons. The wider quillons offer greater protection to the hand and forearm. Also because of their greater width, a skilled swordsman can catch a blow aimed at his hand, wrist, or forearms with a minor twist of his wrist as the long quillons cover a lot of real estate and minimal movement by the defender is all that is required to block the path of an oncoming blade. The leather scabbard is, in a word, gorgeous. Its fittings are attractively arranged and provide a light, bright contrast to its black leather base.