1896 British Heavy Artillery Sabre


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We designed these sabres to be the most accurate training/tournament cavalry sabres available on the market today. We utilized extensive research of extant British examples, accurate guard flat patterns, blade profiles, grip modeling and other specific qualities to bring these tournament grade simulators to life like never before. This sabre features a complex pierced guard that is a near exact match to the original British 1896 pattern heavy officers sabre made from 100 grade Domex alloy steel. Our 25mm curved blade is an exact blunted replica both in dimension (35″ long) and weight of the British heavy artillery “Trooper” blades that were introduced in 1821 along side the light model. This blade is hand ground from hardened 5160 Chrome/Vanadium steel with a “Y” type cross section also known as “hollow ground”. This cross section replicates the flex and handling of the “pipe back” profiles used on the originals. The 25mm blade comes with a swelled tip that measures 1/2″ wide and swells to no less than 5mm. The grip is an accurate 3D printed model of the grip section on the antique 1896 Wilkinson sabre that we were fortunate enough to get to study at Cardiff Castle Museum in Cardiff, Wales. This grip profile was common on many versions of 19th century cavalry sabres. We tie it together with our exclusive back cap system that leaves almost no exposed nut.



  • Total weight – 1 lb. 10 oz. (850 Grams)
  • 25mm blade
  • Spatulated tip.
  • P.O.B. – 5.5″ (14 cm) from the front of the guard.
  • Grip length – 5″.
  • Guard is 100 grade Domex steel.
  • C&T and HEMA Flex (F4)- High stiffness, compliant to SCA Cut & Thrust and HEMA calibration. .5″ – .75″ drop @ 6 oz. (170 gr). Recommended for SCA Cut & Thrust and HEMA armored combat only.


Additional information

Weight 2.4 lbs
Dimensions 35 x 4 x 6 in


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