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Ring Hilt Swiss Saber


The Swiss Saber
German, Inspirational piece

This historically inspired fantasy battle ready sword is based on the Swiss Saber, a two-handed, singled edged medieval sword of the Renaissance and early modern period. The ringed hilt is typical of many 16th century swords, but the crown pommel is an original design (loosely based on a historical example).

The Swiss Sabre, or Schweizerdegen, was popular in Switzerland during the High Middle Ages. Unlike the “Schweizersäbel”, a modern term, coined in 1914 by antiquarian and curator Eduard Achilles Gessler (1800 – 1947) of the Swiss National Museum, The Schweizerdegen is a 16 th Century saber using among Swiss soldiers. The swiss Sabers have single-edged slightly curved blades. The hilts were of various designs, some plain, others complex, with recurved quillions and rings and knuckle guards. By the late 16th century, specialized hilt forms begin to emerge, often with pommels shaped like a lion’s head, or plated with silver.

Blade: 5160 High Carbon Steel. Dual Tempered HRc 60
48-50 at the core
Total length: 46″
Blade length: 34″
Blade width at base: 2″
Weight: 3 lbs. 12 oz.

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