Evolved in the central Asian steppes, the saber became the mainstay of 19th-century cavalry

Szabo, Chris
June 2003
Military History;Jun2003, Vol. 20 Issue 2, p72
Focuses on the history of the saber which evolved in central Asia which became the mainstay of 19th-century cavalry. Contribution of the Avars to the construction of the weapon; Characteristics of sabers; Reason for the rise of the saber; Difference between the saber and the Arab scimitar.


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