All about sabres! A look at the most widely used sword in history.
US 1860 Heavy Cavalry Saber : Cold Steel Swords
Cutlass compared to sabre
Antique swords: The British 1821 light cavalry sword is a good sword
A talk about different blade shapes of swords and their effectiveness
The sabre or saber is a type of backsword with a curved blade associated with the light cavalry of the early modern and Napoleonic periods. Originally associated with Central-Eastern European cavalry such as the hussars, the sabre became widespread in Western Europe in the Thirty Years' War. Lighter sabres also became popular with infantry of the late 17th century.