Cold Steel’s Thompson Saber is not a historical or period-specific sword; rather it is a newly developed, thoroughly modern saber. Designed by Cold Steel President Lynn C. Thompson, and bearing his name, the Thompson Saber was created to Lynn’s exact specifications. Lynn said: “I wanted to make a battle sword. Not a dueling sword as such, but a true sword fighter’s blade for the modern martial artist” ”It’s ground to my exact specifications; as it slightly favors the cut over the thrust, it’s hair shaving sharp for the first six inches from the point, then gradually less sharp down through the rest of the blade, leaving enough material to block, parry and even bludgeon an opponent’s blade. It’s deeply blued to aid in rust resistance, but also to make the blade harder to see in the fast paced cut and thrust of combat!” The Thompson Saber has a modified 1904 Saber guard and a sizeable ray skin wrapped handle that will accommodate even big modern fencer’s gloves. The Thompson Saber comes complete with a heavy duty thick leather and steel scabbard with a leather belt frog for ease of carry.