A curved bladed sword with a blade length between 32 and 40 inches and usually having a D shaped guard used primarily for mounted combat. Deriving itself from the persian scimitar and the european falshion, it remained popular well into the 20th century. Also used frequently as a dueling weapon during the 1700s and early 1800s, it remains a popular weapon form in modern fencing as well as Western Martial Arts. Short sabers find their way onto the modern battlfield from time to time..
1796 British light cavalry saber, 1860 Light Cavalry Saber, Polish Carabela Saber, Spanish Picaderro Saber.
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