Jakup M wrote:Chris Holzman wrote:Whole sabre: 610g and 88cm long
88 cm for the whole sabre? That's quite short, isn't it?
And btw. what is the cross section on a sabre?
I meant 88cm for the blade from shoulder to point. The typical sabre like an M1860 or French M1803, M1822, etc. is that of a rectangular blade body with a V shaped edge for the first two thirds or so of the length, transitioning to a very flat lozenge type of shape for the last third. Other sabres through history have had all kinds of shapes if you consider the quill/pipeback type of blades, or the karabela blades that are kind of T shaped with multiple fullers, and so on.