RK Euro Model 3 - Oakeshott Type XVIIIc Harriet Dean
Two Handed, with Wheel Pommel Medieval Sword - 1075 TH carbon steel blade, No Fuller. Powercutter.
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 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 closely based on the late medieval 'Harriet Dean' sword, an Oakeshott Type XVIIIc cut and thrust Longsword. The cross guard is delicate but sturdy, and features a classic wheel pommel. Ready to cut straight out of the box.
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Featured positive reviews:
For the price this is a good sword. It is very sharp, and does the job of cutting stuff nicely. The overall fit and finish are okay. The grip is good and not too slippery. What I have found that is not too good: The guard and pommel are not carbon steel. They are non magnetic. The pommel is too small for the blade. The Harriet Dean sword's pommel is larger. The tang on the Harriet Dean sword is also about twice as thick. All this adds to the overall blade-heavy nature of this sword. It is a whopping big chopper of a sword. I think DSA tried to go too far in the other direction with their version, by making a longer handle and larger pommel, thus giving a better balanced weapon. The Albion is the closest in spec. But it is stupid-expensive. So if you want a inexpensive, well made, XVIIIc sword this is a good buy. This review might sound too negative on this sword, but honestly the XVIIIc swords are a rarity and are probably pretty blade-heavy anyway. The RC scabbards low level quality compared to other scabbard and belt systems that ship with swords. Again this is an inexpensive sword, but still totally solid and functional. I have had it for about 6 months and cut often with it, not trying to destroy it, but everything about it is as solid now as when it arrived.