65MN Spring Steel 13th Century Knightly Arming Sword65MN Spring Steel 13th Century Knightly Arming Sword1
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Amazing Value on this Limited Offer - Fully Functional Hand Forged and Hand Sharpened 65MN Spring Steel Blade with genuine leather grip, iron fittings and peened pommel for maximum traditional durability (plus free bonus wood core faux-leather scabbard and belt suspension system).
Brought to you by the people behind Ryujin Swords is yet another lucky find - a small stack of really well made, high quality full tang medieval swords with iron fittings that were made available to us just before the forge making them went out of business and have been snapped up by a local associate..
Based on the typical 13th century Knighty single handed 'arming sword' - it was used extensively in the 13th and 14tn centuries simply because - it worked. In both the cut and the thrust, and was capable of precision when needed to defeat the weak points in armor (and was typically used in conjunction with a shield and a gameness or maille) yet as illustrated perfectly in the 13th century Morgan Family Bible.
Made from tough 65MN Monotempered Spring Steel (used in China for truck springs as the bayonets of the AK-47), it features an Oakeshott J Type wheel pommel and a slight variant of a type 2 cruciform hand guard. The wood core handle has three closely spaced risers to give it a comfortable and secure grip even under the stresses of the most intense battle.
Balanced like a good Type XII should be but with some extra 'punch' the blade weighs a 2lbs 9oz and is balanced within 5" of the guard, making it fast and precise.
Swords are full tang with a PEENED pommel for maximum traditional durability. Each sword also comes with a FREE bonus wood core, faux leather lined scabbard, frog (belt suspension system) and period appropriate belt to provide the complete package. As you might expect, the emphasis is on the sword, not the scabbard, and it may require some adjustment to fit correctly (but looks great on display).
Also available, VERY limited quantities of a folded steel version are available here
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Featured positive reviews:
Ok, so this is my first purchase from SBG. Ive been wanting a similar type sword for some time and saw the special and took the chance buying one.
The sword arrived very quickly and was well packaged preventing any damage.
It is a very good looking item, with a mirror finish blade and plain hand guard, grip and pommel. The scabbard is good and would make an excellent part of a display or costume, the attaching belt, not so much.
The blade came razor sharp and was immediately bigger than I had anticipated. My example is 34 1/2 inches long in total with a 2 inches at the base making it quite wide and was almost exactly 3 lbs.
Seems like it would be a massively good cutting weapon, especially to unarmored flesh. I tried some practice cuts on my backyard pell but immediately stopped as I felt it was abusing the blade. However, I feel like it could cut pork chops, water bottles and melons all day and still have a good edge. I found my example to be dangerously sharp.
The pommel is peened and grip/ guard very solid.
The handle is not very comfortable and is a downside. It fits one hand well and is almost long enough to be used two handed for average size hands.
The pommel is plain and is unfinished making room for it to be personalized.
I feel like if I had handled this in a shop I would have put it back instead of buying as it is larger and heavier than what I would have chosen.
For example the Windlass Agincourt sword is slightly longer has a full two handed hilt and is still half a pound lighter.
All in all an awesome sword, and I suspect a formidable cutter. Thanks SBG for a good first experience.