Arms and Armor

Black Prince

Overall Length: 43.5 inches
Blade Length: 33.75 inches
Point of Balance: 2 inches from cross
Center of Percussion: 20.5 inches from cross
Weight: 3.5 lbs
Pommel type: W
Cross type: 8
Blade type: XVa

Performance Review: This sword is the first of Oakeshott's class 2 i.e. more thrust then cut oriented swords. As such it's balance point is much closer to the cross then I am used to. However thanks to its large amount of profile taper this sword still balances well and is reasonably quick especially when used two handed.

Appearance: This is as with almost all Arms and Armor pieces a beautiful reproduction. It is very cleanly executed which must have been difficult due to the octagonal cross section of the type 8 pommel.