Thread: why sabre ?
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Old 24th March 2005, 05:46 PM   #3
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My guess is that a straight blade may bounce & inflict little damage or tend to get stuck in bone or anything solid, striking from horseback. The curved blade gives the impact a place to go, down more of the blade, sliceing as it goes.
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