Sabre, as we usually see it, is a one-handed, single-edged cut and thrust sword with a curved
blade and sabre hilt. There are numerous sabre manuals, which cover sabre on foot and on
horseback, military, and civilian sabre and sabre for combat, dueling and sport.
Military sabre was used extensively from early 19th century to early 20th century, but the weapon
holds even longer history. We, at SHMS, base our training of military sabre on Charles Roworth´s
“The art of defence on foot with broad sword and sabre”, published in 1804.
In addition we delve into other sabre manuals covering for example other later British military sabre
and Italian dueling sabre.
With us, you can learn the use of this commonly used tool of the 19th century infantry soldier.