Mexican cavalry saber

length: 36"
blade: 30"
blade width: 7/8"
grip and pommel: 5 1/2"
guard: 4 3/4" x 5"
weight: 1 lb 7.2 oz

A composite saber from weaponsmith Tom Hyle. The guard is from an early or mid 1900's decorative version of a Mexican cavalry saber, the blade is from an unidentified early 1900's military saber. Grip is cherry wood. The blade is stiff but flexible (i.e. it's tempered and meant for use, not decoration). 3/16" thick at the base of the spine, tapering to 2/16" near the tip. Deep fuller runs nearly the entire length of the blade, 9" of the back endge of the blade is also fullered for thrusting strength. Old military blade was chromed at some point.