Cold Steel 88CSSN 1917 Saber 31" Carbon Steel Blade, Leather Scabbard


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Part #: CS88CSSN | Cold Steel Knives
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CS88CSSN: 1917 Saber
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While not an exact copy of a pre-existing or historical saber, our 1917 Saber has a lot to offer the modern swordsman and is truly a cut and thrust weapon to be reckoned with.

The blade is moderately curved with a short bevel grind and a long narrow fuller. When combined with a short, sharp, clip point, these features make for a very stiff, strong blade capable of delivering fearsome cuts and thrusts while shrugging off abuse that would break a lesser sword. To help protect it from rust, each blade is polished before being deeply blued to inky black perfection.

In keeping with its mission as a "stand alone" cut ant thrust weapon that's equally at home when fighting on the ground or the back of a horse, the 1917 Saber features a unique 3/4 basket guard. Designed by Lynn C. Thompson in conjunction with his fencing partners, Anthony DeLongis and Jason Heck, it offers complete protection to the fingers and vulnerable thumb and when presented correctly, protects the user's hand, wrist, and forearm.

Crafted from heavy gauge steel plate with rolled edges and multiple "lightening" holes (which won't admit a sword or dagger point) and deeply blued like the blade it's sturdy enough to absorb or shed the most horrendous blows.

To match the sturdy guard and help control the awesome blade, the handle of our 1917 Saber is constructed from handsome, durable Rose Wood "scales" attached to the saber's full tang via three highly polished brass cutler's rivets.

Each 1917 Saber is also supplied with a sturdy scabbard and frog. Made from thick, black leather and sporting a thick, polished brass throat and chape, it offers excellent protection and convenience in carrying whether mounted or on foot.
  • Item Number: 88CSSN
  • Name: 1917 Saber
  • Blade Length: 31"
  • Overall Length: 36"
  • Steel: 1055 Carbon
  • Weight: 42.1 oz
  • Handle: 5"
  • Scabbard: Leather Scabbard w/ Brass and Copper Fittings

UPC Code: 705442009306

Leather Sheath
Leather Sheath
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.
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.
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Sweden home of the Vikings
Aug 20, 2012
Beginners guide needed!
The Guy above know nothing about swords. A saber is a cutting sword. It's not made for "dancing" arround like butterflies dealing and parrying blows. It's made to overpower and slash through whatever enemy lies before you therefore the balance is in the front so you can swing it with great force. Small tip for ColdSteel Industries. Make a "dummies-Guide" to avoid misunderstandings.
4 out of 5
J. B.
United States
Jun 13, 2012
Pros: Materials, Finish, Handle Material, Blade Material, Usable, Overall Quality, None
Cons: Sheath/Scabbard
Cold Steel Saber
I am very pleased with this sword. The only problem is the sheath. It leaves a brown powder on the blade when you take the sword out. Also note that the sword is heavy, so it takes a lot of strength to weild. These are the only problems. Everything else is excellent!!!Overall, I am highly satisfied. Just what I was looking for!!!
4 out of 5
Craig M
newmanstown pa
Jan 09, 2012
Pros: Materials, Sheath/Scabbard, Handle Material, Blade Material, Finish, Overall Quality, Usable
Cons: None
a great saber for the money
this saber is well made with a good soild sheath to go with it. it is also good looking for display.
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