Albion Armorers

Knight

Overall Length: 38 inches
Blade Length: 31.25 inches
Point of Balance: 3.5 inches from cross
Center of Percussion: 20.5 inches from cross
Weight: 2.7 lbs
Pommel type: J
Cross type: 2
Blade type: XII
Hilt length: 6.6 inches
Blade width at cross: 2.1 inches
Blade width 2 inches from tip: 0.9 inches
Handle Length: 4 inches

Performance Review: This was a customer's sword so the most I could do was some dry handling. However, there are some swords that just feel right, and this sword is one of them. It tracks easily and feels rock solid in hand. This one can be a real extension of your arm.

Appearance: This sword is plain but well finished. It does not have any of the fancy embellishment of its more expensive brethren but still maintains an elegant simplicity for all that. The J type pommel is well executed and the blade is well finished and symmetrical. There were no notable casting marks on any of the hilt furniture and the tolerances between the hilt and blade seemed to be very tight. On this particular model the blade however did seem to be ever so slightly loose -- not enough to notice when swung, but I noted that when I put lateral pressure on the blade there seemed to be a slight click as if the blade were realigning.

Conclusion: The knight is a surprisingly likeable sword. It doesn't get the press that some of Albion's other more striking models but if you want a quality, well built yet simple piece this is definitely the sword for you.