Arms and Armor

12th Century Sword

Overall Length: 43.5 inches
Blade Length: 35 inches
Point of Balance: 5.75 inches from cross
Center of Percussion: 21.5 inches from cross
Weight: 3.4 lbs
Pommel type: I1
Cross type: 1
Blade type: XIIIa

Performance Review: This sword is a cutter rather then a thruster. Although it does have an adequate point it is not a particularly agile thrusting sword. It is ideal for dealing powerful sweeping blows as per its design however.

Appearance: This piece as with most A&A work is really a world apart in the aesthetics department. The faceted I1 pommel is particularly nice. The spike hilt is also well executed as is the shallow long fuller on each side of the blade. There are no noticeable grind marks. This piece has been mirror polished making it even more spectacular.