Albion Armorers

Tritonia

Overall Length: 39 inches
Blade Length: 33 inches
Point of Balance: 5 inches from cross
Center of Percussion: 23 inches from cross
Weight: 3.5 lbs
Pommel type: R variant
Cross type: 2
Blade type: XIII
Hilt length: 8.5 inches
Blade width at cross: 2.5 inches
Blade width 2 inches from tip: 1.5 inches
Handle Length: 4 inches

Performance Review: The Tritonia is something of a beast. If the statistics are carefully reviewed the thing that immediately stands out is how this sword is weighted towards the tip. This always has the effect of making the sword a more dedicated cutter, and the Tritonia is no exception. The Tritonia gives the impression of massive cutting power, and indeed the sword is a very good cutter especially against hard targets. This is not a sword that can easily be used against extremely light targets like suspended rope  since it is hard to get moving fast enough to hit unsupported hanging targets. However if matched against heavier targets like water bottles or even plywood, it does an outstanding job and delivers devastating cuts.

Appearance: As with the Sture sword the Tritonia is finished to a very nice aesthetic level as one would expect for such pricey production swords. The blade is well executed with a nicely uniform fuller and a cleanly ground surface. The cross is a symmetrical (almost too perfect in that regard) Oakeshott Type 2. I would expect that historically this would have been a hard cross to forge, the Albion version is nearly flawless. The Tritonia has an unusual Oakeshott Type R pommel. Historically these pommels were not common and so it remains today. (The only other production sword that has one that I'm aware of is the Arms and Armor German Bastard Sword.) The pommel is a smooth sphere with an interesting rosette on the peened end. Neither pommel nor cross showed any sign of casting marks.

Conclusion: The Tritonia is a worthy example of the type for your collection. If you want a very nice reproduction of a type XIII then this may well be the sword for you. It's also the only production XIII that I'm aware of so if you are trying to fill that hole in your collection it's practically mandatory.