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Hungarian Cavalry Saber – Universal Swords


Battle Ready
(3 customer reviews)
Battle Ready

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    This Hungarian Cavalry Saber bears markings commemorating the merger of Transylvania into larger Hungary following Hungarys 1848 revolution against Hapsburg Austria. The blade bears other nationalistic symbols and slogans.

    The blade of this reproduced Hungarian Cavalry Saber is high carbon steel that is unsharpened and tempered. The hilt is brass with a ribbed leather grip inlaid with brass wire. The scabbard is steel with two suspension rings. A leather washer at the base of the blade protects the crossguard from colliding into the metal throat of the scabbard

    Overall Length40 1/8''
    Blade Length33 3/4''
    Weight2 lb 13.1 oz
    Width30.9 mm
    Thickness7.3 mm - 4.6 mm
    P.O.B.6 5/8''
    Grip Length4 1/2''
    Blade [EN9 High Carbon Steel]
    ClassBattle Ready
    ManufacturerUniversal Swords
    Country of OriginIndia

    3 reviews for Hungarian Cavalry Saber – Universal Swords

    1. connor.bulakites

      Great Craftsmanship Although I have not tested cutting anything substantial with this saber (as I purchased it mainly for the purpose of collecting rather than its supposed battle readiness), its construction definitely appears to be rather sturdy, and the blade is just flexible enough for me to assume that it could stand up to a decent amount of abuse. From an aesthetic perspective, I find the Saber to be very beautiful and the craftsmanship to be top notch. The grip and the guard are both very sturdy and elegant, and the inscriptions on the blade are definitely something to look at. Again, I’m no expert, but everything about the saber looks to be authentic as there are no big “Made in India” inscriptions or brand names anywhere on it like I’ve seen on cheaper replicas in antique shops and the like. I should note that the saber definitely feels a bit heavier than I initially expected it to be, but you get used to it pretty quickly after a little bit of handling.

    2. Richard Thompson (verified owner)

      The sword arrived late, and a ticket regarding the order was not answered. The scabbard has no liner whatsoever making it worthless, and damaging to the sword. Literally, steel on steel, so every pull from the scabbard scratches and damages the blade further. The blade itself was poorly sharpened with a noticeable secondary bevel, the blade itself was scratched up, and the blade inscriptions were damaged by the lack of liner in the scabbard, or possibly the sharpening process. I paid good money for a scratched sword with a worthless scabbard. I will not be purchasing again.

    3. Fred Pai (verified owner)

      This saber is beautiful! But, it’s also kind of a beast to handle. I personally don’t recommend this for your first saber since it clearly isn’t designed to be a fencing weapon that you can practice your HEMA techniques with; it’s a strong, beefy sword that is clearly designed to cut and cleave from horseback with a very forward point of balance and hefty weight that’s almost three pounds. When swinging this around, you will definitely feel it in your arm and makes a great “workout” sword if you want to work on your arm strength.
      Regarding its quality and construction, for the price it’s pretty good but can be a little crude in a few areas on the grip. The pommel area has a weird jagged shape where the brass meets the leather that on mine was very blocky and when gripping the sword in the so-called “saber grip” can dig into the rear fingers uncomfortably if you like to hold the sword low on the grip with the pinky and ring finger. Also, the grip wrap on mine jutted out a little bit and felt a little uncomfortable to grip. With that said, those issues are pretty easy to fix by simply taking some sandpaper to those rough areas and smoothing them out which makes the grip smoother and much better feeling in the hand.
      The blade is decent and looks very nice and will probably be an aggressive cutter if sharpened. I didn’t order mine sharp, but I did try to cut a large cardboard box with it while dull and it surprisingly enough was able to put a pretty clean cut in the box with minimal effort even while dull! If you do try to sharpen it yourself, I will say that you have a lot of work ahead of you since the sword unsharpened has a lot of material to remove. My angle finder measured the edge at about 30-35 degrees dull. It’s probably best to add the sharpening service from KOA if you really want this sword sharp to save yourself time.
      Besides that, I really like this sword’s basket guard and scabbard, they’re both very functional while also being works of art and KOA was VERY quick in sending the sword to me.
      Overall, I’m pretty happy with this purchase!

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