British Model 1796 Light Cavalry Saber

  • The Napoleonic War
  • Less than 1 min

By Crusader1307

Developed for use by British Light Cavalry, Hussars and Dragoon Units, it was sometimes called "The Blucher Saber" - after famed Light Cavalry Commander Field Marshal Blucher. These were single-edged, slightly curved blades. They ranged from 32 to 35 inches in length. They also featured a slightly blunted tip (designed for their slashing ability, not for thrusting). Stout and usually unadorned blades, they were considered a practical battlefield weapon. They would be used throughout The Napoleonic Era (even when newer models were introduced). Many fine examples have survived.