The Tesoro Silver Sabre SSLM
A simple honest little metal detector, ideal for all ages.
Like the Laser B3 the Silver Sabre is a cult machine, when you talk to the
older metal detectorist or coin collectors this machine is always held in the
highest respect....and having used it for the past three months I can fully
Everyone who has used my little Sabre has given it back with a huge grin on
There are 4 models I would urge you to try in order of
1 The original Tesoro silver sabre 14 khz
2 The oringinal Tesoro Gold Sabre 14 Khz
3 The Tesoro Silver sabre plus 11-12 Khz
4 The Tesoro Gold Sabre plus 11-12 Khz
All 4 machines are excellent performers on junky Roman
One word of warning
We have tried several of these models and there appears to be good ones and bad
ones, so if you rush out and buy a sabre it will be pot luck as to how your
model will perform.
Pentechnic can upgrade and repair faulty machines however some parts are now unobtainable,
keep a look out for battery leakage on to the circuit board and coil / lead
Dont be put off if a sabre is in tatty cosmetic condition, this is a sign of
regular use...and regular use must mean it's a preferred machine.
The closest modern day equivalent to the Silver Sabre is
the Laser Scout
The best coils for the Tesoro Silver Sabre are the white
polo and the 8" widescan.
The brown polo is very sensitive but some can become unstable when
searching wet grass.
Why would I choose to use a 20 year old
metal detector, when I have the choice of every machine on the market ?
Here is a simple test everyone should try
Place a 3" nail 10 inches away from a 20p coin, set your machine to
totally reject the nail then pass your machine over both targets in one
sweep. I hope your machine will detect the coin at this distance, now
move the coin and nail slightly closer together and try again, then
closer and closer.
The Tesoro Silver Sabre can detect a coin virtually on top of the nail,
can your top of the range machine do this in discrimination mode. The
iron see through or recovery speed is fantastic on this machine, thats
why it is a winner when searching a Roman site.
I have found the Silver Sabre air tests can match the same depth in
soil, where as some machines can loose up to 50% performance in soil
compared to air tests.
The Sabre is very efficient and honest, it only bleeps when there's
something there, you wont be troubled with ground noise or small Iron,
it just will not exist.
Carlsburg dont make metal detectors but if they
did it would be very similar to the Sabre.