Albion Armorers

Crusader Type XII

Overall Length: 38.5 inches
Blade Length: 32 inches
Point of Balance: 5.5 inches from cross
Center of Percussion: 21.25 inches from cross
Weight: 2.6 lbs
Pommel type: D
Cross type: 6
Blade type: XII

Performance Review: This is a very usable sword. It is a nice balance between agility and power. It handles both hard and soft targets with ease. One of the few negatives performance wise is the pommel which can dig painfully into your hand or wrist if you are not careful. Gauntlets would be a good idea.

Appearance: At the time this sword was built Albion was still in the early stages of their sword development. They have advanced since then but this is still a nice sword. This sword is very easy on the eyes. The blade is clean and well polished with no ripples. The fullers are well executed and symmetric. The hilt and pommel are well executed if simple. The grip is extremely well done; it is very tight with a fine cord underwrap and a leather overwrap.