Al Massey/Phoenix Metalworks

Custom XVIIIe

Overall Length: 44.5 inches
Blade Length: 33.5 inches
Point of Balance: 6.75 inches from cross
Center of Percussion: 24.25 inches from cross
Weight: 3.8 lbs
Pommel type: V
Cross type: 12
Blade type: XVIIIe

Performance Review: This is a cutting sword. This one would undoubtedly do a number on mail and makes devastating cuts on heavy targets. It is not a finesse weapon or a fencing sword. In all reality it is a two handed version of the XVIIIe, it's big, it's brutal, and it's very effective.

Appearance: This sword intially showed a bit of Al's standard rough finish, it had some uneveness some hammer marks etc. However I had Erik Stevenson of Phoenix Metalworks work on it a bit and it is a much cleaner weapon now. Erik also built the pommel and cross for this sword. Both pieces are up to his usual high standards. Overall this sword is pleasing to look at it has a certain tough elegance.