Albion Armorers

Decurio

Overall Length: 34 inches
Blade Length: 26.5 inches
Point of Balance: 7 inches from cross
Weight: 1.5 lbs
Blade width at cross: 2 inches

Performance Review: I have to say that I have been pleasantly surprised by the performance characteristics of all of Albion's "Roman" swords. They are all well balanced and very quick. We've been told that historically the Romans were not really fencers but if their swords handled like these one has to wonder if the historians have it right. The Decurio is a representation of a late empire cavalry weapon and it really handles like a dream. It is light and quick in the hand, it just begs to cut at something. For all it's lightness it is solid, this sword is not a toy and when you have its comfortable grip in hand you know that you are holding a no nonsense sort of weapon.

Appearance: This sword is plain but very nicely done for all that. Albion really is the new gold standard in the industry and as such they exemplify what it means to have great fit and finish. The blade has no ripples, the fullers are precisely and evenly ground. The pommel and grip are well executed and nicely finished. This is a beautiful sword in a workmanlike Roman sort of way.

Conclusion: After having handled this sword and the Allectus I am sold. Nobody does a better job with Roman swords then Albion. They are the tops in this market.