Sabres are a class of weapons that specialize in heavy cutting damage with an added splash of blunt damage.
Weapon Skill - SabresEdit
The Sabres skill determines damage with weapons classified as Sabres. The skill is defined in game as
"Affects damage. A sabre is a heavy blade designed for heavy slashing damage. The heavier blade makes them slower and more cumbersome but stronger for blocking with and cutting through armour."