Fencing Saber, around 1900—Grundmodell Fechtsäbel

s4dThis no-frills fencing saber is the quintessential representative of its genre…

There is not much to say about this sturdy, heavy weapon. “MADE IN GERMANY” for export, it bears the outfitter’s mark “S.D. & G. N.Y.” on the reverse, indicating it was sold and used in the United States around the turn of the 19th and 20th centuries.

s4aThe unadorned hardwood grip is smooth and shows no indication that it was ever supposed to be covered by leather or sharkskin.

The iron guard is at its most basic, all weathered into a “Brown Bess”-style patina.

This weapon is as good to go as it was 120 years ago… although we at SwordExchange frown on the barbaric practice of using historic weapons for modern practice.

 

 

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Total Length: 39 2/8″

Point to Hilt: 33 2/8″

Balance Point: 4″ from hilt

Blade Width Near Hilt: 5/8″

Blade Curvature: 15/16″

Weight: 630g.

2016 Price Range 2: $200.00 plus s/h.

This weapon is currently ON HOLD (as of 10/4/2016).

 

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