Sabre: Power and effectiveness in combat
Sabre is a blade weapon of chopping, prickling and cutting action. The blade of this weapon has a significant bend towards the blunt part. The length of the working part of the saber is about a Different variants of such weapons were very widespread in Asia and Eastern Europe even more than a thousand years ago. The sabre served as the main armament of the cavalry, although it was used in the infantry too. The
Sabre’s improved fighting properties allowed it to displace swords and other similar weapons almost universally.
The traditional sabre consists of a sharp blade, a hilt referred to as ephesus, and protective knives. The curve blade on the arched side has a blade and ends in a spearhead. Typically, the center of gravity is separated from the ephesus, which, combined with the curvature of the blade, gives the weapon greater force upon impact. Saber blade was made of especially hard steels, which had high elasticity indices.
Sabre may perhaps be considered the most advanced type of weapon that has a blade. It is light and comfortable, which provided the possibility of rapid maneuver in combat conditions. Describing a wide arc, the blade of the saber struck the enemy with its upper part or spearhead. Turkish and Iranian style sabres, which had a very strong bend, were distinguished by maximum penetrating action. The
distinction of checker from saber
checker, which in Circassian means “long knife”, also refers to the cold weapon of slash-prickly action. Only the blade of it almost doesn’t curved. In length, the checker was somewhat inferior to the sabre, and in weight was lighter. Ephesus checkers generally included only a handle that had a bent and bifurcated head. A significant sign of this type of weapon is considered to be the absence of a cross (guard) separating the blade from the hilt.
The so-called dragoon checker had a douche protecting the hand’s brush.
Checkers of two species have been found in Russia. Caucasian had a blade, cleaned in the scabbard at the very head. Cossack checker sat in scabbards only on the hilt. The shape of the blade could have been different. In the peoples who inhabited the Caucasus, checkers were usually distinguished in their external design. The way of wearing a checker was also peculiar. She was worn on the shoulder portupea blade backwards.
Checker is a weapon designed for fast-flowing and fast-moving combat. Usually it made a single strike, a pre-emptive attack of the enemy. The slight curvature of the blade allowed to apply the checker not only cutting and chopping blows, but also injections. She was comfortable striking out of the saddle. Such a perfect weapon was a formidable and irresistible argument if in experienced hands.