Armart

Cavalry Palanche

Overall Length: 41.5 inches
Blade Length: 35 inches
Point of Balance: 5 inches from cross
Center of Percussion: 21 inches from cross
Weight: 2.9 lbs
Pommel type: N/A
Cross type: N/A
Blade type: N/A

Performance Review: This sword was a customer's so I did not do any cutting with it. However I did dry handle it quite a bit. It seemed to be a bit blade heavy. This is to be expected in a sword that is intended as a cavalry weapon. The sword has a thumb ring which allows for some added control allowing the wielder to change direction during the cut.

Appearance: This is another aesthetically pleasing piece from Armart. The blade was crisp and cleanly executed. The fullers in particular were very nicely done Additionally the welds on the complex guard and thumb ring were invisible. The piece I handled also had a blued guard and pommel and Armart did a fine job with this as well. If one of these swords were available on the secondary market I wouldn't hesitate to pick it up. Only Armart's marked customer service problems would make me hesitate to order one from them directly.