Austro-Hungarian Fencing Saber—k.u.k. Fechtsäbel, c. 1890



saber5Hungarian-outfitted fencing saber, c. 1890

This is a fencing saber with a Solingen-made blade that bears the outfitter’s stamp of [AU]HOLEK GYORGY [BU]DAPEST near the hilt. The blade is gently curved and ends in a spear-point that is symmetrical enough to be original.

The hilt is an elegant but narrow and pierced steel knuckle guard running into a solid cylindrical scroll. The grip is sharkskin wrapped in brass wire, the sharkskin showing some traces of fraying and age. Riveted steel backstrap. Some rust, blade mostly bright.

Total Length: 37″

Hilt to Point: 31″

Balance Point: 5 1/2″ from hilt

Weight: 413 grams

2016 Price: $175.00

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