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PD1027

Objeto museológico (PDB)

Sabre
Author: Unknown
Origin: Unknown
Dating: 17th century
Material: Metal
Dimensions (cm): 99 x 18
Weight: 853 g
Inv. no.: PD1027

This object illustrates one of the three categories of fencing which are distinguishable not only for the type of blade but also for the areas of the body meant to be struck.

The target areas for the sabre are above the waist excluding the hands for that was the attack radius of a horseman against a foot soldier.