Support BladeForums! Paid memberships don't see ads! When I was a kid, my dad gave me a bayonet for a Gras Mle1866 that he had gotten from his dad. As a kid it fit me perfectly and I played sword fighting in my room with it. Anyway I've always wished I had learned to do some sword fighting. Rediculous thing really in my mind, but there it is. I mentioned something to Dylan about it after I made the Sirupate. I think that knife re-lit the sword fire. Anyway I have been lusting after and looking at swords lately. Actually, not swords, but sabers. I just like them for some reason. Specifically infantry and light cavalry sabers. So I'm going to make a few swords. These won't be Fiddlebacks and I'm not going into the sword making business, but I thought you'd like to watch the process. Also, my intent is not to make historical replicas, but I do want to make usable fighting swords. (Even thought I think that is silly.) I intend to study the design and then modify/modernize it to my liking. I'm also trying to find a place to learn to fight with the saber. The first few swords won't be sabers, just to point this out before we start posting pics. The first example I got my hands on is a straight bladed sword.