Albion Armorers

Albion Knecht

Overall Length: 44.5 inches
Blade Length: 33.5 inches
Point of Balance: 4.5 inches from cross
Center of Percussion: 21.5 inches from cross
Weight: 3.3 lbs
Pommel type: N/A
Cross type: Oakeshott Type 10
Blade type: N/A

Performance Review: I fully expected this sword to be very "chopper-esque" i.e. that it would be quite biased towards the tip as many cleaverlike chopping swords are. However, I was much surprised that this sword was actually quite agile and would be as suitable for fencing as any other large two handed/ hand and a half sword that I have every held.

Appearance: This sword takes a lot of extra work for Albion and it shows. The grip scales must be painstakingly shaped to match the pommel and carefully riveted into place. The hilt furniture is exemplary the fit and finish are top notch and the complex blade is superbly done. Frankly I don't know how they do it for the price.

Conclusion: Although I would point out that if you are in the market for a large two handed messer Albion's knecht is really the only game in town I would have to say that even if there were other examples on the market I suspect that Albion's Knecht would STILL be the only game in town. It's a nicely performing very well built bit of cutlery and a bargain at the price.