November 15, 2009

Swords & Knifes VIII - Hussars sabre

This is an original hussars sabre from the 18th century or even older. It was used in battles and is no replica. The grip is rebuild because it was lost at excavations. The hussars cavalry was created in Hungary in the 15th century. During the 18th and 19th centuries hussars were raised by most European army's.

The blade lenght is 70 cm (27.5") and the handle is 14 cm (5.5"). So the overall lenght is 84 cm (33"). The grip is made of wood and probably was original of wood and was rotten in the ground.
This sabre valued something around 5000 $

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