Ensifer Black Saber
This saber features a 14mm leather-covered handle and steel pommel cap with large guard to allow a tight but usable fit for most large heavy gloves. The blade has a deep hollow grind down its length, a flat "T" shaped spine, a short "false edge" near the tip, and a subtle additional grind along the side of the fuller, combining to form one of the most attractive and well-engineered sabers available.
Ensifer blades carry a warranty against breakage for 1 year from purchase, to be determined by the manufacturer.
I really like this sabre from Ensifer. Surprisingly light and agile in the hand. I also have a VB 17th century Hungarian sabre w/ knuckle bow and the Ensifer seems lighter and more nimble to me. The flex on the Ensifer is much better than the VB as well. I was a bit concerned that the grip material seemed almost slick when it arrived by I've had no issues with keeping a hold of it while training so really a non-issue. Tested fit with M/L set of SPES Heavies and the glove fits but plastic does touch the knuckle bow. Not sure how this will affect handling yet. I also have a pair of Sparring Gloves Infinities and these fit without issue. Have not had a chance to use in sparring yet, so no information on how it holds up to contact. Given Ensifer's reputation I'm not really worried about how well it will hold up. SoCal was great to work with. Placed the order through the website after seeing they had it in stock and a week later I had it in hand.