16mm Italian Dueling Sabre Blade
Our 16 mm Italian dueling sabre blades are built to exact specifications of antique blades of the late 19th century. These specifications include exact weigh, size, flex, curve and tang dimensions. These specifications are explained in the writings of 19th century master Giuseppe Radaelli, Masaniello Parise, and even in the Italian army regulations. These blades are made from hardened 5160 chrome-vanadium spring steel, have a 10 mm rounded tip and have a 2 mm rounded edge. Total weight on the 16 mm is 285 grams or 9.9 oz, total weight on the 20 mm is 325 grams or 11.3 oz. These blades handle exactly like their historical counterparts; they are light, quick and fairly flexible but not whippy at all.
**NOTE, these sabres accurately reflect the weight, flex and purpose of the historical examples they replicate. These sabres were light (near 750 grams), fast and quite flexible- considered to fall into our F2 flex range. They are not meant to see combat against heavier, stiffer weapons like feders, longswords or messers.**.
Other specifics include:
- 2mm rolled edges that require little to no burr maintenance.
- 6.25″ long, 1/4″ thick x 5/8″ wide tang with M6 x 1.25 thread.
- Polished finish.
- Rubber tip sold separately.