Kyrenaian Sabres are
Nowadays, they are, much like the Tabar, mostly seen as ceremonial equipment and sports equipment.
Type 1Type 1 Sabres, also called Yatagan, are characterized by their relative shortness and their full Bell Guards. Type 1B usually also has a holdfast for the pointer, as seen in the image to the right.
They are rather popular amongst modern Kyrenaian Swordfighters and are, since ages long past, a sidearm for officers of the Infantry. The Tabardariyya carries these sabres as side arm of their Sergeants to this day.
Type 2Type 2 Sabres are mostly characterized by their absence of any form of bell guard, instead having a pronounced pommel (used to whack in heads) and a crossguard.
Type 2 Sabres were especially prominent amongst horsemen of any description as sidearms (including armoured forces of the modern day, for the blue dress) and for ceremonial services. Traditionally, horsemen of the Old Academies carry these sabres for their sportive events. The Sabres on the Kyrenaian Flag are usually identified as Type 2 Sabres as well.
Type 3Type 3 Sabres are characterized by their guard as well, this one not a full bell guard but more of a wire or a strap and the crossguard with an endpin.
Type 3B Sabres also have a rather heavy cap at the end of the handle, which was usually used by the users for beating in heads.
Type 3C uses a similar model of blade, but an elongated handle, omitting the guard. Foreign observers usually note the similarities to the Japanese Longsword, the Katana, .
Type 3 Sabres are relatively unpopular amongst modern sportspeople, but they do have a cult following amongst arms collectors and they are seen as good tools in storytelling.
Type 4Type 4 Sabres are characterized by their wide, rounded guards and the heavy spines, used to both stabalize the blade and to give more power to the swing with more weight of the blade. The wide, rounded guard usually protects a handle long enough to accomodate up to two hands, although it is entirely possible to use them only one-handed.
Type 4 Sabres were in the past rather common amongst bandits, but nowadays are mostly wide-spread amongst professional sportspeople. In times long past, the woman-warriors of the Khanate of Las preferred the Type 4 over other kinds of sabres and the Tabar. They are rather unsuited as wall-decorations.
Dagger Sabre/Type 5Dagger Sabres, or Type 5 Sabres are short sabres, in many cases the blade being around the length of the lower arm of the wielder. Many pieces are highly decorated.
Up until the modern age, Kyrenaian Handmaidens and butlers learn how to use the Type 5, their personal defense weapon should things go really south.