The 'Easton' Sabre from Peter Regenyei

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The 'Easton' Sabre from Peter Regenyei

Postby admin » 03 Jan 2013 12:18

I thought I'd post this up here, as a few people have been contacting me asking about the details of the sabre:
http://regenyei.sg18.net/en_saber.html

Over the course of a few months with Peter Regenyei I put together a 'gymnasium' style sparring sabre. This is inspired by an original 1864 pattern example that I own, but with differences. The primary aims for this sabre were:
- Safety
- Affordability
- Durability
- Historical accuracy of handling
- Adaptability based on a modular design

The whole sabre is easily dismountable - the pommel is also a large nut that unscrews, exactly like the 1864 original, incidentally. The total weight, point of balance and proportions are based on the original 1864 gymnasium sabre and also coincide with average British infantry officers' swords, with a weight around 850g and a blade of 33-34 inches. The blade flexes mostly in the last third of the blade for safety in thrusting (like a federschwert or foil) and has a forged rolled tip also (removing the need to add a blunt tip).

The overall appearance of the 'Easton' gymnasium sabre is quite similar to the original 1864 gymnasium sabre.

Because the sabre is so easy to dismount, it is easy to change the guard or the grip, to suit your preferences at a later point. Also a part could be replaced if damaged, without needing to buy a whole new sword. Peter can also of course change any of the details of the original sword you order, to suit your preferences, for an extra charge. For example changing the blade length, guard style etc.

The basic sabre as shown on the website costs only 160 Euros.

As I have noted in a couple of forums, the photo of the sabre on Peter's website is not the absolute final version, but it won't look noticeably different to that photo. The changes are minor - a slightly longer handle, a slightly deeper bowl on the guard, a slightly flatter back to the grip. All 'Easton' sabres he makes from this point on will meet the new specifications.

Schola Gladiatoria have been using Peter's longsword feders for a couple of years now without complaint, which is why I decided to take this project forward with him. The prototype sabres we have had from him have stood up well and we are extremely happy with how they handle in fencing - so much better than the horrible little Hanweis. And so much more like a real military sabre.
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Re: The 'Easton' Sabre from Peter Regenyei

Postby Thearos » 03 Jan 2013 14:04

If Mr Regenyei actually included an order form for the sabres, as for the feders, I would have ordered a pair already. Patience, for now ?
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Re: The 'Easton' Sabre from Peter Regenyei

Postby admin » 03 Jan 2013 14:14

I would suggest just emailing him.
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Re: The 'Easton' Sabre from Peter Regenyei

Postby Lyceum » 03 Jan 2013 17:04

Yeah, nice, I kind of want to get into sabre and stuff now, and my last foray as a sports sabre fencer will be 12th of Feb it seems, so, might as well get a heavier blade and a copy of Waite and start.
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Re: The 'Easton' Sabre from Peter Regenyei

Postby The Salmon Lord » 03 Jan 2013 17:20

Do we beleive this is a scalable solution? Previous suppliers of such things have had issues with dealing with increased demand.
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Re: The 'Easton' Sabre from Peter Regenyei

Postby admin » 03 Jan 2013 17:42

Only time will tell. There aren't that many HEMA sabreurs in the world and they won't all order from Peter, nor at the same time. Peter is also the fastest producer of swords that I know of (he frequently makes batches of around 20 feders in one go) and he has an assistant for the sabres.
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Re: The 'Easton' Sabre from Peter Regenyei

Postby Thearos » 04 Jan 2013 18:30

Two questions:

1. Does it make a nice sound ?

2. The blade is flat, rather than the 1864 dumbell profile. This was to keep down costs ? Or is there a rationale in terms of weight and handling ?
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Re: The 'Easton' Sabre from Peter Regenyei

Postby admin » 04 Jan 2013 20:10

1. Yes
2. Yes to keep cost down primarily, but there are plenty of other types of historical gymnasium sabre with this blade section anyway. The weight distribution, flex and handling is exactly the same.
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Re: The 'Easton' Sabre from Peter Regenyei

Postby Carletto » 04 Jan 2013 22:06

I would like to try one, will you have one with you in Dijon or FightCamp?
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Re: The 'Easton' Sabre from Peter Regenyei

Postby Eugenio » 04 Jan 2013 22:14

Very nice sabers, but what are the prices?
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Re: The 'Easton' Sabre from Peter Regenyei

Postby admin » 05 Jan 2013 00:11

Carletto wrote:I would like to try one, will you have one with you in Dijon or FightCamp?


I will not be in Dijon unfortunately, but there will be several at FightCamp.
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Re: The 'Easton' Sabre from Peter Regenyei

Postby admin » 05 Jan 2013 00:12

Eugenio wrote:Very nice sabers, but what are the prices?
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The 'Easton' sabre is 160 Euros. All the other sabres are over 200 Euros I believe.
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Re: The 'Easton' Sabre from Peter Regenyei

Postby scalawag » 17 May 2014 20:32

how is everyone getting on with the new Easton Practice Sabre No.1?
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Re: The 'Easton' Sabre from Peter Regenyei

Postby admin » 19 May 2014 10:58

FYI, they are not on general release yet - only 11 people in SG1 own them (12 including me), so the response may be a bit quiet for a while :).
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Re: The 'Easton' Sabre from Peter Regenyei

Postby Mearcstapa » 23 May 2014 15:31

Are there any pictures of this new mystery weapon, and any indication of where we can acquire one?
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Postby Ulrich von L...n » 24 May 2014 06:13

New mystery weapon... Pictures...

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Re: The 'Easton' Sabre from Peter Regenyei

Postby admin » 24 May 2014 09:22

They should be on general release next month, I think.
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Re: The 'Easton' Sabre from Peter Regenyei

Postby Paul B » 24 May 2014 12:35

Just in time for Fightcamp...
.... or I could be completely wrong.

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Re: The 'Easton' Sabre from Peter Regenyei

Postby Dave B » 24 May 2014 13:06

Nice, but I don't like that little acorn nut - that's going to wreck masks if you play with pommel strikes.
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Re: The 'Easton' Sabre from Peter Regenyei

Postby admin » 25 May 2014 08:20

You could say the same of longsword/feder guards and pommel peens, but I've never seen one of those dent a mask (and pommel strikes are about 20 times more common in longsword than sabre ;) )
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