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
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.
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.
David W –
Hi Richard – I’m sorry you received a bad blade – that should not happen. Please reach out to us at firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com