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The blade and hilt of the “Hutton” sabre imitate the style of the true military sabre to provide a more realistic military training sword. The blade is somewhat shortened and lightened, with a rounded tip for effective training, and exhibits a somewhat greater flexibility than the live military sword.
One of the rapidly growing arts within historical fencing societies is that of sabre fencing in the late 19th century Italian style, originating with fencing masters who were employed to train mounted troops in the effective use of the military sabre. The Milanese fencing master Guiseppe Radaelli, is credited with starting the development of this style, while Salvatore Pecoraro introduced changes and refinements which resulted in the technique finally adopted for sabre at the Military Masters School in Rome. The hilt designs developed by Radaelli and Pecoraro have been reproduced in our fencing sabers, with stainless steel guards and wire-wrapped sharkskin-pattern grips. The high-carbon flex-tempered steel blades closely follow the proportions of the period and are button-tipped for safety. The blade and hilt of the “Hutton” sabre are closer to the style of the true military sabre.
Overall: 37 1/4 Inch
Blade Length: 31 Inch
Handle Length: 6 Inch
Weight: 1lb 6oz
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The pollaxe (or polaxe, or poleaxe) became popular in the 14th and 15th centuries, during the golden age of plate mail. Armor became so strong during this time that it became really, really difficult to actually kill anyone (well, anyone of importance, right?). So the polaxe was created. A long shaft, crowned with a steel head that featured an axe-blade on one side and a spike or hammer-head on the other. And usually with another spike at the top, just to make it deadly from any angle.