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Kris Lipinski

Karabela - Polish saber with bird shaped grip

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Hello.

Today I finished Krabela - a type of saber most popular in 18th century in our country and nighbourhood. This one is blunt for sport fencing, forged out of spring stil 50HF (51CrV4).

It is very light - 662g = 1,46 lb, which makes it very fast.

Blade lenght is 765mm long = 30,1"

Bend is 68mm = 2,68"

PoB is 210mm = 8,26"

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Polish saber Szabla polska Karabela 8.JPG

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Very nice work. It looks like it is perfectly suited for swinging from horseback! Did that design originate with cavalry?

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Impressive!!!

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Thank you.

Actually this was an universal saber, both for horse and foot fight. This type of saber was considered as a symbol od Polish nobleman in 18th century.

The saber taht was definitely dedicated for cavalry was a hussar saber, which I showed here:

 

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Looks like an excellent fencing sabre!  Very lightweight, that is good.  

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yes, that is very light! The fullering is nice, too. good job!

 

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BA man BA! Total Barakas! I haven't tried to make a sword in quite some time, I may have to steal a bit of inspiration from you.

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On 10/3/2018 at 12:10 PM, Kevin (The Professor) said:

yes, that is very light! The fullering is nice, too. good job!

 

Thanks Kevin

2 hours ago, justin carnecchia said:

BA man BA! Total Barakas!

 

Thanks, whatever means  the word "barakas" ;P As my dictionary doesn' explain, and I'm not naturall English speaker, I dare to guess it's a compliment :)

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Sorry! Reference to very old tv show.

Your sword looks great!

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