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Cold Steel 1908 Indian Cavalry Sabre

Cold Steel 1908 Indian Cavalry Sabre
What makes an ideal cavalry saber? You need a narrow stiff blade with a sharp point. On a horse, you need a wide, curved, semi flexible blade for cutting and slashing. The British set up a committee to study this quandary and, in 1908, settled on a saber whose long suit was the thrust. It had a narrow, 35" long blade, a thick cross section and a sharp point. It had an excellent bowl shaped hand guard and a grip that automatically brought the point “in line” for the perfect thrust. It was easy to carry too, as its scabbard had two rings for suspending it from one’s belt or attaching it to a saddle. Eventually adopted by the Indian Army, it’s still issued today as the 1908 Indian Army Cavalry Saber.

The president of Cold Steel has become quite fond of this saber after fencing extensively with it and we are now proud to offer our interpretation of this fantastic sword. It replicates the original lines with only a slightly lighter gauge steel for the bowl guard (for improved balance), and a more durable plastic grip. In our tests this saber has proven ideal for ground use as well as in the saddle, and, when well sharpened, can deliver an effective cut as well.

1908 Indian Cavalry Sabre XX

Product Code: CS-88ICS

1908 Indian Cavalry Sabre XX


  Imperial Metric
Weight 40.7oz 1.15kg
Blade Thickness 0.31" 8.5mm
Blade Length 35" 88.9cm
Handle 7" 17.8cm
Steel 1055 Carbon
Overall 42" 1.07m
Scabbard Steel

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