British cavalry sword from 1912 with steel scabbard, blunt
This cavalry sword from 1912 was the very last sword issued to the cavalry officers of the British Army. At that time, horse attacks and swords as combat weapons were already useless. This sword is the best cavalry sword ever designed. The sword was still in use in World War I.
The 1912 model originated on the 1908 model, but was considerably more elaborately decorated. To have a uniform standard, this sword was issued at introduction to all officers to replace the unheitlich privately acquired swords.
As a ceremonial sword, the 1912 model is still used today by British, Australian and Canadian cavalry units.
This beautiful reconstruction has a straight single-edged blade made of spring steel EN45, which is fluted over about two thirds of its length. The unsharpened blade is 1 mm thick. The hilt is equipped with a hand guard and the blade has a detailed reproduction of historical motifs. The handle has a wooden core and was wrapped with black leather ergänzt by twisted steel twist. The cavalry sword comes with matching all-steel scabbard.
Details British cavalry sword:
- Material: blade made of spring steel EN45 (carbon steel, not stainless), guard and pommel made of steel, handle piece made of wood with leather cover and steel wire winding
- Total length: about 109 cm
- Blade length: about 89 cm
- Vessel: about 20 cm
- Max. Blade width: about 3 cm (tapers to the tip to about 2 cm)
- Blade thickness: about 4 mm (tapers to the tip to about 1 mm)
- Cutting edge: about 1 mm
- Center of gravity: about 17 cm in front of the guard
- Incl. metal scabbard with carrying rings
- Weight without scabbard: about 0.98 kg
- Weight with scabbard: about 1.7 kg
Scope of delivery: 1 x sword incl. Sheath