- Full length: 965 mm (~ 37'')
- Blade length: 780 mm (~ 30 3/4'')
- Grip length: 150 mm (~ 6'')
- Blade width at the cross-guard: 31 mm (~ 1 1/8'')
- Blade width at the end: 22 mm (~ 1'')
- Center of balance: 90 mm from the cross-guard (~ 3 1/2'')
- Curvature: 45 mm (~ 1 6/8'')
- Thickness at the cross-guard: 2 mm (~ 1/16'')
- Tip thickness: 1 mm (~ 1/32'')
- Weight: 1170 g (2.58 lbs)
- Blade flexibility: 20 mm (~ 6/8”) with 170 g (~ 6 oz) sinker
- Blade — steel 65G (US 1566, G15660, Germany 66Mn4, Ck67)
- Cross-guard and pommel — steel 40A (US 1040, G10400, Germany C40, Ck40)
- Grip — leather
Insidious, lightning fast and ruthless, the Viper сarries the spirit of a steppe warrior who has learned to thrive in deadly conditions. The very first touch gives you a taste of this sword’s nature, which is very different to western swords. This saber was created for a furious, violent and unprincipled battle. With the Viper, you can shower your opponents with a hail of blows, stinging them from all sides with continuous strikes, flowing from one strike to the next in every direction.
Do you want to add something special to your collection of blades? This mongolian saber will bring the mysteries of the East to your collection.
Does sword fighting make your heart beat faster and warm your blood? The Viper can give you a decisive advantage in the most difficult tournament battles and will serve you well as your training sword.
Areas of use:
- WMA / HEMA
- SCA / Cut & Thrust
- Battle of the Nations
A small dive into history:
When early and relatively primitive forms of the saber were introduced in Europe, this weapon was evolving in its own unique way in the Great Steppe and its borders. This example represents the early Mongolian stage of saber development. It was popular and widespread in the territory from Ural to the South Principalities of Kievan Rus at the time.
Its length and relatively light weight makes this sword maneuverable yet capable of delivering very strong blows. Reverse curvature of the hilt ensures optimal hand grip in a circular motion and a moderate curvature of its blade allows for solid thrusts. This was close to being the perfect cavalry weapon, and is very dangerous in the hands of a foot soldier.
In early XIII century this weapon could have been used by both a Cuman horseman or a Russian warrior of any Southern principality. It was less popular (but not unusual) in more northern regions, such as Novgorod, Pskov or Turov.