I am putting on a production of Phantom of the Opera. In the movie there is a sword fight in the Musical the phantom has a skull on the end of a pike the shoots fireballs. The theatre which I am putting the play on has strict rules on shooting fire (go figure) and it is beyond my technical ability and budget anyways. So the conflict between Raoul and the Phantom will be a short dual. All of my practical swords (meaning they make contact) are Paul Chen from the 14th century era (two handed, hand and half and short sword) but I am looking for more of a practical Saber. I have searched ebay and found plenty of sabers (more cavalry style) and rapier which is a bit earlier time period but not sure on their durability. I have messages out to the sellers So the question is does anyone know of any practical sabers, that are relatively inexpensive. I know price usually makes the difference but I'm over ten grand in already and I need to stretch the budget. Below are pics from the the Movie, they do not need to be exact replicas.