The use of the saber in the army of Napoleon

  • Bert Gevaert
  • Acta Periodica Duellatorum, January 2016, De Gruyter
  • DOI: 10.1515/apd-2016-0004

fencing with the saber in napoleonic warfare

What is it about?

In this article I deal with many aspects concerning saber fencing in napoleonic warfare: types of sabers, wounds caused by sabers, saber manuals,...

Why is it important?

this is the only exhaustive article dealing with many aspects concerning the use of edged weapons (c.q. the saber) in napoleonic warfare. A lot of primary sources were used to write this text


dr Bert B. Gevaert
Katholieke Universiteit Leuven

I'm very happy about my article, because I had the opportunity to sum up almost all info about fencing with the saber in napoleonic warfare

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