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Late 15th Century Hussar Saber

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(2 customer reviews)

$398.00

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The Del Tin Hussar Saber has a blade crafted from Chrome-Vanadium high carbon steel with that was tempered to 50 HRC hardness. The blade has a thick and robust spine at its base and body and overall the blade exhibits excellent distal tapering toward its tip, terminating in a thin, flattened tip section designed to slice through a target with minimum drag; ideal for the sweeping slashes and cuts favored by the light cavalrymen this design was favored by!

The guard and pommel cap are antique-finished steel and the wooden grip is bound in tightly overlaid leather.

Though Hussar light cavalrymen reached their apex of popularity in the Napoleonic era, their forebears were late Medieval horsemen who favored this saber. Originally bands of Serbian cavalrymen, they were organized into military warbands by Hungarian king Matthias Corvinus and used to great success to counter the Sipahi cavalry of the expansionist Ottomans.

The success of these swift horseman and their quick, flashing sabers led to Hussars being the standard light cavalry of Hungary. Their track record of success in countering Ottoman cavalry led to them being commonly hired mercenaries in the service of the Habsburg Emperors in the conflicts against the Ottoman Empire. The fame of the Hussars grew with the centuries, and by the Napoleonic Era it was common for many European countries to style light cavalry regiments in the dress, armament and fearless bravado that defined the Hussars.

Overall Length37 15/16''
Blade Length31 7/8''
Weight2 lb 6.1 oz
EdgeUnsharpened
Width40.1 mm - 44.4 mm
Thickness4.8 mm - 1.6 mm
PommelPeened
P.O.B.6 1/8''
Grip Length4 7/8''
Blade [Chrome-Vanadium Steel]
TypeSaber
ClassBattle Ready
ManufacturerDel Tin
Country of OriginItaly

2 reviews for Late 15th Century Hussar Saber

  1. Wes B.

    Hussar Saber Very well made piece, True full tang peened construction, takes a really nice edge and has a good heat treat. Little bit more tip heavy than i prefer but Its a beast.

  2. Steven J.

    Best made Slavic Hussar Saber for the money I bought this item from Kult of Athena, have not had a chance to cut with it as I did not order it sharp and have not sharpened it yet. The only glaring flaw that I noticed was the grip and pommel were slightly loose. Thankfully I knew Del Tins were cold peened and a ball peen resolved the issue. Everything else about this weapon is exceptional. The weight and point of balance is as correct as you are going to get at this price point and it is awesome. This saber wants you to commit to fast sweeping moulinette cuts and does so with ease as a proper Hussar saber should. You will need some forearm strength though, nothing too out of the ordinary. Do not let the pictures full you, this sword is very wide. I swore it was a falchion when I looked at the blade profile in hand, that’s how wide it is and the distal tapering is excellent. Though I have yet to sharpen it I have no doubt in my mind that this saber will prove to be anything less than stellar at slicing through the toughest of material.

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