Reviews and Ratings for Cold Steel 88S 1796 Light Cavalry Saber 33" Carbon Steel Blade with Wood/Leather Scabbard

Cold Steel 88S 1796 Light Cavalry Saber 33" Carbon Steel Blade with Wood/Leather Scabbardrated 5.000 stars out of 5 (1 review)
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Cold Steel 88S 1796 Light Cavalry Saber 33 inch Carbon Steel Blade with Wood/Leather Scabbard

 

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Cold Steel 88S 1796 Light Cavalry Saber 33" Carbon Steel Blade with Wood/Leather Scabbard
rated 5 stars out of 5
Ted E
ALABAMA
Jan 20, 2014
Pros: Sheath/Scabbard, Finish, Handle Material, Blade Material, Overall Quality, Usable
Cons: None
FYI: SHARPENED BLADE
I INTEND TO DISPLAY THIS PIECE ON MY WALL IN THE SCABBARD WITH THE COSMOLINE LEFT ON THE BLADE TO PREVENT RUST.. I LIKE THE WOOD/LEATHER SCABBARD AS IT FITS THE BLADE VERY SNUGLY WITHOUT MOVEMENT. IT GIVES IT THAT AUTHENTIC FEEL AND LOOK. ALTHOUGH I WAS OVERALL VERY PLEASED WITH THIS SWORD, I WOULD HAVE WANTED TO KNOW MORE ABOUT THE "SHARPENED" PART OF THE BLADE. I EXPECTED THE BLADE TO BE SHARPENED FROM POINT TO HILT. IT WAS NOT. IT WAS SHARPENED FROM THE POINT TO ABOUT HALFWAY UP THE BLADE. IF ONE WAS IN A SWORD FIGHT I SUPPOSE THE "BUSINESS END (THE POINT)" OF THE BLADE AND THE PART USED FOR SLASHING IS INDEED THAT AREA, THE PART THAT WAS NOT SHARPENED WAS GROUND SO THAT IT SHOULD EASILY SHARPEN ALL THE WAY TO THE HILT WITHOUT MUCH EFFORT. WITH A LITTLE SHARPENING STONE WORK ON THE FIGHTING AREA OF THIS SWORD AND WITH THE RIGHT POWER BEHIND THE BLOW, IT WOULD INDEED CUT A HUMAN ARM OR HEAD OFF WITH ONE SWIPE. OVERALL IT IS ONE VERY COOL PIECE.