RK Euro Model 9 - Classic Oakeshott Type XII Arming SwordRK Euro Model 9 - Classic Oakeshott Type XII Arming Sword4
One Handed Medieval Arming Sword with Peened Pommel - 1075 TH carbon steel blade with fuller
Taking a decades worth of experience with the best sword forges in Longquan (whose own sword making history dates back THOUSANDS of years) and combining it with the best practices of modern, fully functional European sword replicas - the end result is Ronin Katana's line of high quality, hand forged battle ready medieval swords - now available for immediate shipping at a price that practically any enthusiast can afford.
Each sword in this range is hand forged from top quality 1075 carbon steel, properly heat treated for strength and flexibility and sharpened so you can use them for cutting straight out of the box (or if you prefer, used to cut up the box, though be sure to take out the form fitting Styrofoam, added to protect against damage in transit). But no reason to stop there, these swords can easily cut water filled bottles of all shaped and sizes, super thick bamboo, tatami mats, you name it - they can handle it!
The swords vary in design and while not based on any particular medieval sword are historically plausible and designed to exhibit great handling and cutting dynamics rarely found at this price point.
Every model comes with a REAL black leather wrapped wooden core handle, all steel fittings for maximum durability and a PEENED pommel for extra durability. Every sword also comes with a FREE BONUS wooden core, leather wrapped scabbard and integrated suspension system for either display or wearing (one size belt can be adjusted to suit your waist as necessary)
Simply amazing value for money and a return to affordable medieval swords where every other maker has doubled or tripled their prices means that they will sell out fast, so grab one while you can!
This particular model is a single handed knightly arming sword popular from the 13th and 14th centuries based on the Oakeshott Type XII - with solid bodied blade for maximum durability, cruciform style guard hilt and classic wheel shaped pommel. Ready to cut straight out of the box.
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Featured positive reviews:
I've had this sword for a few weeks now. It came sharp and ready for action. There was no wiggles or loose parts. I haven't done that much with it yet, but I did go berserk on a chocolate tin. Let's just say the tin did not survive...
I was a bit curious (or maybe just crazy). I stripped its handle off and had a good look at the tang. It had some strange glue underneath, likely some sort of epoxy. But the tang was beefy and solid. The peen was neat and it took several minutes to grind out. I ended up regretting that, but managed to regrip it and now its wrapped with fishing wire.
Overall a solid, formidable weapon. I have no other euros to compare it to but it's definately more solid than my katana, and feels a little more lively than my Windlass Raptor.
- Handling is pretty good. Changing direction gets a little tiring but maybe that's just my twig arms.
- The peen is excellent. Tough as nails.
- Hilt is pretty basic looking, a little on the lego side, but very solid. I could confidently run into battle with this.
- Grip is a bit worrisome being a length of string, but it was pretty hard to unravel, which must count for something.
- Full tang construction. Very solid and beefy. Starts off wide, and then becomes cylindrical halfway (or so) through the pommel.
- The scabbard is the most sturdiest that I own. It was near impossible to remove from the sword when I first unpacked it. Over time it has dried and now the sword slips out. I don't really use scabbards, so its not an issue with me. But its probably solid enough to use as a weapon if zombies come knocking.
- That belt. Other people have had the same problem. It just doesn't work.