Darksword 1313 - Arming Sword*Be the first one to write a review
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By the 14th C. the classical view of the Knight Medieval sword took shape in the Arming Sword. Light, well balanced with a more pronounced taper, hollow ground, diamond shaped blade and tip, the Arming battle ready sword proved to be a devastating weapon. This 14th C. innovation in medieval sword making was in response to the growing platted armors of the era. Tapered to give the battle ready sword a very effective stabbing potential while retaining it's powerful cutting ability, they came to be known as 'Arming swords' because they formed part of the Medieval Knight's basic yet necessary equipment, no matter what other weapon he chose to use in Battle.
While the edge comes with a narrow 1.4mm edge so you can actually use it in blade on blade contact (CAREFULLY and RESPONSIBLY of course – please see our section on sword training and fighting on the main site for info) – the blade is more than strong enough that you can sharpen it up yourself if you want to use them for test cutting practice.
The hilt itself is extremely attractive and authentic, with a mild steel crossguard and genuine leather wrap handle, PEENED together for maximum durability.
This sword exhibits the basic characteristics of a plain fighting sword, with a mid length diamond shaped blade and elegant curved guard and wheel pommel.
Its eminent durability was proved during side by side sword testing shown here on Sword Manufacturers Guide.com
Like all DSA swords, it comes with a standard leather lined, wood core scabbard or optional upgraded scabbard.