What Does The Name Sabre Mean?


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Sabre is a French word and means boy. Alternatively however sabre may also be derived from a Hungarian word szablya which means 'cutting tool'.

Most commonly, though the word sabre is associated with a weapon that is similar to the sword. It is a long curved single edged blade with a usually large hand guard. Its hand guard covers the thumb, forefinger and knuckles. Typically sabres were associated with long curved blades but in actuality many of the world's cavalry forces had double edged and straight bladed sabres.

The origin of this old fashioned weapon is somewhat unclear. It s design shows marked influences of the scimitar (or the shamsir) and falchion - traditional weapons used by Central Asian Cavalry, particularly the Tartars, Turks and Mongols.

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