Oh, wow. Those sabers are gorgeous. Thanks for the link.
Does anyone have hands-on experience with these?
Besides their aesthetic beauty, their overall weights look mighty attractive too - the one I like is around two pounds flat for a 36”+ full hilt cav saber.
I can’t get a good feel for the distal taper from the photos. It looks like there is some, but I don’t see the steep taper at the hilt that’s so characteristic of 19th C. Euros.
I looked up 50 HS steel on the internet. It seems to be a high strength “austenitic stainless.” I don’t know what that means. It sure sounds impressive, but is it good sword steel?
The fit and finish in the photos looks outstanding. I’ve been fooled before by great photos of mediocre-finished swords (lookin’ at you, Sinosword). By contrast, these guys provide many clear closeups that make me think their sabers might actually be as advertised.
Anyway, any firsthand information would be greatly appreciated. I’ve been eyeballing a few 1796’s for my collection. These Polish sabers are the first repro’s I’ve encountered that I might prefer over a decent quality antique at a similar price point.
By the way, I liked the CS Polish Saber. It was very pretty, but was fairly high maintenance to keep it looking good; lots of brass and mild steel to keep up. As typical at the price point, the fullers were machine-straight but washed out. The handling wasn’t terrible, as the blade was relatively thin with some distal taper.
For what it’s worth, Amazon seems to put these up for sale periodically, so maybe keep them on your watch list.
Edit: In my exuberance, I went straight to the website, poked around for a bit, then posted here. I completely overlooked the video. Ugh. Anyway, the video discusses the distal taper in detail. It states that historical examples of such Polish sabers have little distal taper. That might explain the distal geometry of the CS version, too. Maybe that’s just how such sabers were made back in the day.
Post by theophilus736 on Mar 28, 2021 13:47:13 GMT
Hadn't you already posted this question? I could have sworn I had replied to almost this same thing. There is also historical market. historicalmarket.com/lang-en/13-xvii-xviii-c I have their 110029 model in both a sharp and blunt. Looks like maybe their prices went up since I purchased them last year though?
Otherwise, look around for guys in eastern Europe or CZ. Some of those guys will get under $500.
For cheap, and quick to get, CS probably can't be beat. Historical Market had them beat when I purchased from them.. two swords, a scabbard, a presentation/storage box, shipping from poland, and it was around $800 I believe. Looks like that's no longer going to be the case on price though. Handling is *significantly* better (than CS) with the historical market swords. They have good flex as well, and although I don't know spine thickness on historical Polish sabers, the spine is significantly thinner than later military sabers I've owned.
carbon: Sharpened one of my C/S H&H swords for the first time using an adjustable fixture I made. Went from a little better than butter knife to an even, polished, paper slicing edge. It's a slow process but it does work.
Nov 27, 2022 15:45:40 GMT
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