The wildly popular Euro Sword line by Ronin Katana gets a little bigger with two new and extremely attractive additions with classic ‘fish tail’ pommels.
Model 4 is an extremely powerful arming sword – and the fish tail pommel allows it to be used hand and a half style if so desired (making it similar to one of my favorite swords in the Oakeshott typology. Type XIII)
Model 5 is a classic Italian style Longsword with an emphasis on the thrust, but being quite heavy can also be used to deliver rather powerful cuts.
Side Note – ‘Missing’ Sword Numbers..
You might be wondering why these two new swords are numbered models 4 and 5 when there is a model 13 sword.. Why not models 14 and 15?
The reason is that the first launch of the Euro line had 6 models, but the batch was not quite up to Ronin’s high standards so was liquidated on the cheap and followed up by models 7, 8 and 9 as the original 6 were still being sold off..
This meant that there was a bit of a gap – and so the most recent models start again at Model 1 – leaving only 1 more to go (Model 6, which has not been released yet) before the numbering is back on track. Just in case you were curious or it was triggering your OCD like it does mine.. Lol.
Both are attractive, sturdy and extremely well made – and part of the reason they are such good value for money is because they are severely underpriced – in all honesty these are $500 swords being sold so close to the actual cost to make them that eventually something will have to give and the current low pricing will come to an end.