Cold Steel 88EBTS Thompson Saber 32" Blade, Cord Wrapped Ray Skin Handle
CS88EBTS: 88EBTS Thompson Saber
The Thompson Saber is not a historical or period-specific sword, rather it is a newly developed, thoroughly modern fighting saber.
Designed by Cold Steel President Lynn C Thompson, and bearing his name, the Thompson Saber was created to Lynn's exact specifications.
Having studied and trained in Western, Japanese and Filipino fighting arts for decades, Lynn has sparred with everything from short lightweight machetes to two handed broadswords. The Thompson Saber combines all of Lynn's favorite traits from a wide range of sources.
Lynn said: "I wanted to make a battle sword. Not a dueling sword as such, but a true sword fighter's sword for the modern martial artist. I believe that the edge is superior to the point when facing multiple opponents. You have more opportunities to defend, counter, riposte and move without becoming transfixed on an opponent for a vital second - therefore, while it does thrust well, the Thompson Saber is a cutting tool first and foremost, on foot or on horseback.
Its ground to his exact specifications; hair shaving sharp for the first six inches from the point, then gradually less sharp down through the rest of the blade, leaving enough material to block, parry and even bludgeon an opponent's blade. Its deeply blued to aid in rust resistance, but also to make the blade harder to see in the fast paced cut and thrust of combat.
It has a modified 1904 Saber guard, offering amazing hand protection and a sizeable ray skin wrapped handle that will accommodate even big modern fencer's gloves.
Thompson designed this sword to be able to make deep cuts even with a flick of the wrist, and it makes monstrous cuts when "drawn" through the target. If you study bladed arts and appreciate the combative potential of the sword, you're sure love this saber!"
The Thompson Saber comes complete with a heavy duty thick leather and steel scabbard with a leather belt frog for ease of carry.
- Item Number: 88EBTS
- Name: Thompson Saber
- Weight: 33.8 oz.
- Blade Thickness: 5/16"
- Blade Length: 32"
- Handle: 5-3/4" Cord Wrapped Ray Skin Handle
- Overall: 37-3/4"
- Steel: 1055 Carbon
- Sheath: Leather Scabbard w/ Blued Steel Fittings
- Made in India
An extremely tough steel with high carbon content and a hardness between 60-64RC, 1055 is best suited for high-impact and high-stress applications.
Leather is known for its durability and traditional appeal. When compared to Kydex it is preferred for its silence when bumped against other objects, as well as blade retention.