admin wrote:Really?? Cool topic - you should know better than me then!
I forgot to say, and you probably know this, but the Bluchers tend to have 'ears' on the backstrap of the handle, as shown on mine here:
http://www.fioredeiliberi.org/gallery2/ ... temId=7242
Also note the more 'swolen' grip and the different type of rear quillon.
Motley wrote:Sorry I know nothing about this. Am I correct tn thinking from the discussion that there was a British sword design that was copied by a later German manufacturer?
What was the relationship between Germany (was it even Germany then) and Britain at this time?
Monster Zero wrote:Where did you get it?
I've been thinking about a 1796 either a Light or a Heavy...
admin wrote: The fact of the matter is that most cavalry received very little training with swords at this time - we're probably more experienced using swords than most of them were.
admin wrote:I like the 1822 cavalry sabre. I prefer it to the 1853, 1885 and 1899 (which all shared a similar blade design and full-width tang and slab-grip rivetted handle). I understand that there were durability problems with the 1822, but I suspect these were probably due to poor production standards in some factories rather than the actualy design.
Paul B wrote:got to handle this sword at training last night. Dear god its nice.
Makes me think better of military sabres as a whole
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