Cold Steel 88SS 1796 Light Cavalry Saber 33" Carbon Steel Blade with Steel Scabbard


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Part #: CS88SS | Cold Steel Knives
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CS88SS: 1796 Light Cavalry Saber, Steel Scabbard

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This saber was widely used by the British and their Prussian allies under General Blucher in the Battle of Waterloo. The blade was derived from the ferocious Indian Talwar and was reviled by the French who protested its use due to the horribly destructive wounds it inflicted. In fact, this saber was so successful as a cutting weapon, that the German Cavalry continued to use it right up to the beginning of the 20th century!

If you want a combat quality saber that will pass the British Proof Test and is fully capable of shearing off arms and even legs with a single blow, this is a must have! It comes fully sharpened with a wood and leather scabbard with steel mounts.

The 1796 Light Cavalry Saber comes with your choice of an all steel scabbard or a wood/leather scabbard. Both versions feature steel mounts and fittings.


  • Blade Length: 33"
  • Overall Length: 37-3/4"
  • Steel: 1055 Carbon
  • Weight: 34.2 oz
  • Scabbard: All Steel Scabbard 
  • Made in India

UPC Code: 705442004448

1055 Carbon Steel
1055 Carbon Steel 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.
Cold Steel 88SS 1796 Light Cavalry Saber 33" Carbon Steel Blade with Steel Scabbardrated 5.000 stars out of 5 (1 review)
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Cold Steel 88SS 1796 Light Cavalry Saber 33" Carbon Steel Blade with Steel Scabbard
rated 5 stars out of 5
Oct 07, 2017
Pros: Materials, Sheath/Scabbard, Handle Material, Blade Material, Finish, Overall Quality, Usable
Cons: None
Excellent sword and purchase
The Cold Steel sword is a high quality reproduction, and a real sword. Comes with a test proof certificate.This one came with the metal sheath, which is what I wanted instead of the other version available that has a leather and wood sheath.No flaws with the sword, and wouldn't surprise me if it is better made than many of the originals due to variations in army contract low bidders.The sword comes coated in a lot of oil. This is understandable. Also comes sharp.The knife center service is quick and provided the exact product as advertised, at the great price they promised without any extra fees. I would definitely order other knife/blade products through them again.


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