- Swiss saber
The Swiss saber or, in German, Schweizersäbel is a type of sword design that was popular between the 15th and 17th centuries in
A predecessor of the
saber, this sword sported a long blade with a gentle curve, tapering evenly to the tip. Some accounts seem to indicate that occasionally the backside of the blade was edged as well. With a grip that could accommodate two hands, this blade seems to have been derived from the earlier grosses Messer. The hilts came in a variety of designs, with recurved quillions and/or rings and knuckle guards.
A modern reproduction sports a total length of some 41 inches (of which 32 inches is blade), making it slightly shorter than a traditional bastard-sword, but still large for a one-handed sword.
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