At the beginning of the 16th century, fencing was valued in European countries such as France and Italy. The bulky sword evolved into a lighter and more elegant form of weapon, the Saber and Rapier.
The saber is intended as a striking weapon and is usually equipped with a hand guard. The sabre, and especially the rapier, became a classic fencing weapon. The rapier was also a status symbol and was often carried and used by nobles. Fencing and the art of dueling are still practiced today.
A saber is a striking and stabbing weapon, which is usually curved to one side. Sabers are usually lighter than straight swords, and throughout history they were used as a typical weapon of light cavalry, and since the 17th century, they have also been used by infantry.