Post by Jerry Todd on Oct 18, 2010 11:51:11 GMT -5
Looking through a lot of photos of reenactor presenting sabre, I wonder what limp-wristed European they're copying because they are certainly not coming to the Present the way Civil War cavalrymen did.
From the manual-any CW era manual!:
Present - SABRE. 1 time. At the last part of the command, which is SABRE, carry the sabre to the front, the arm half extended, the thumb opposite to, and 6 inches from the neck, the blade perpendicular, the edge to the left, the thumb extended on the right side of the gripe, the little finger by the side of the others.
Now; there's no excuse for you to Present in that lame reenactor copying something seen on TV fashion.