Arms and Armor

Knightly Sword

Overall Length: 38.75 inches
Blade Length: 31.5 inches
Point of Balance: 3.5 inches from cross
Center of Percussion: 20.5 inches from cross
Weight: 2.5 lbs
Pommel type: Undefined
Cross type: 9
Blade type: XVIIIa
Hilt length: 6.5 inches
Blade width at cross: 1.75 inches
Blade width 2 inches from tip: 0.625 inches
Handle Length: 4 inches

Performance Review: The Arms and Armor knightly sword is billed as a light duty "riding" type sword, that is a sword that the knight or lord might have about him when he is out checking on the fields in his estate or riding into the local village. This sword seems to live up to its billing. At a mere 2.5 lbs it should be considered a light duty sword. I do not believe it has enough mass or the right balance for heavy cutting, however it is a fast sword and agile and should do well against light targets. A similar sword in combat would have been useful against lightly armored or unarmored opponents.

Appearance: This sword is as close as Armor gets to a simple sword. Unlike most of Arms and Armor's offerings this sword can be said to be simple almost austere. When compaired to Arms and Armor's other riding sword the "German Branch" sword this sword would be considered to be workmanlike and serviceable but not a show piece. It appears to be up to Arms and Armor's usual standards of craftsmanship with plain but nicely done fittings and a well ground blade. The assembly is tight and the grip serviceable.

Conclusion: This seems to be a sturdy workmanlike sword suitable for light duty cutting. It is not the most exciting sword in Arms and Armor's catalog but is eminently suitable for the task for which it is designed.