Perhaps only art lovers, sportsmen-fencers and collectors of antiques are familiar with the theme of cold steel in our countries. The average person can hardly show off deep knowledge in this area, for example, tell straight away how a checker differs from a saber. But here curiosity and interest are important, and knowledge on this issue can be obtained without difficulty.
The saber is a type of edged weapon for piercing and chopping purposes, invented in the 7th century. The checker appeared in the XII century and is also a cold weapon, whose purpose is not so much stabbing as it is cutting. Why is that? The blade of the saber is curved and the checker blade is almost straight. The saber has a clear point, but the saber does not have one. That is why the saber also cuts, but learning to wield it is more difficult. In addition, the length of the checker does not exceed a meter, and the saber can be longer. Checkers do not make such a graceful impression, they were invented precisely in order to deliver short, accurate and powerful blows in combat. The production of a saber was cheaper than the production of a saber. The saber is always equipped with a guard on the handle, checkers have no guard.
In general, learning to use a saber is easier than learning to use a saber. This is also due to the fact that the checker and saber have differently located centers of gravity, although their weight is almost the same, which is especially interesting.
- The saber appeared 5 centuries later than the saber;
- The saber cuts and stabs, and the saber cuts and stabs;
- The saber does not have a curved blade, in contrast to the saber;
- The saber does not have a handle with a guard, but the saber does just that;
- Checkers have always been cheaper and easier to use;
- The saber is longer than the checker;
- The centers of gravity of the checker and saber do not coincide.