Arming Sword

By: Kingston Arms

(USD) $439.99

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Type XIV Single Hand

The second sword in a series of performance oriented swords designed by Gus Trim and produced by Kingston Arms, this early 13th Century style arming sword has a very slight forward balance... making it quick in the hand and devastating in the cut. Based on Oakeshott's Type XIV specification these swords were used in the 13th to early 14th Century in that transitional period from mail armor to the full on plate worn in the 15th Century. This sword is therefore more cut oriented than later period swords with a more acute point than earlier examples. This melding of cut and thrust ability coincides perfectly with use of the sword and shield or buckler of the time.

Angus Trim Designed Swords

We spent a lot of time discussing with Gus his methodology for developing what he would call a "performance-oriented" sword. Without getting too deep into it Gus, along with Tinker Pearce, was one of the pioneering sword makers to incorporate the notion of harmonic balance into his sword designs. Informed by historical examples and his own experimentation Gus has been making swords for decades now that seem to float in your hand. For this sword Gus left the aesthetics and materials up to us, it was the design (weight, balance, taper, harmonics) we had to get right. It took several rounds of samples (not to mention a botched first run) but we finally nailed it. Not satisfied with just getting the design right we wanted to push it farther. We had the fundamentals down but chose to take the materials and fit and finish a step ahead. The blade is hand forged mono-tempered 9260 spring steel, flat ground with a handsome satin finish. The fittings are high quality stainless steel exactly matching Gus's design. The grip is a solid wood core, cord-wrapped for strength with a textured leather over-wrap. The scabbard is a solid wood core, with stainless steel chape and stitched leather wrap. Bottom line, these are the best performing production medieval swords available.


Specifications

Reliks Product ID 6509
Manufacturer SKU SM36050
Available Options Remove The Edge (add to cart to select)
Blade Length 28"
Blade Material 9260 Spring Steel
Edge Type Sharpened / Blunting Optional
Full Length 34 1/4"
Point of Balance 4 1/2"
Point of Harmonics 18"
Scabbard Leather Wrapped / Wood Core
Weight 2 lb 2 oz


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5/5 average from 7 reviews


Reliks Customer Reviews

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R - Verified Buyer


"Above expectations. It got to me quick, it looked great, but the best part was how fluid and balanced it was when wielding it. Love it!"


M - Verified Buyer


"Exactly what I ordered. Easy to put together, easy to mount on the wall."


M - Verified Buyer


"The blade is exceptional. It was much better then I thought it could be. I am generally happy with the purchase. The design was was well thought out. Really the rating I would give is actually closer to 4.8. The fit of the guard to the blade could have been fitted better. There is an awkwardly visible gap between the blade edge and the guard which probably could have been done with about 5 minutes more effort. (I just want to be clear that I am not talking about the gap people talk about between the channel on the blade and the flare at the middle of the guard. I don't see what some people are complaining about there. I like the design and that gap isn't that large)"


J - Verified Buyer


"It's a very good swords with a nice scabbard I would recommend it to anyone that are into historical swords."


J - Verified Buyer


"Blade is not perfectly centred and seems like a small notch was required to have it fit in the hilt, but probably this is only a cosmetic problem."



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