Del Tin

Del Tin 2133

Overall Length: 39 inches
Blade Length: 33 inches
Point of Balance: 5.5 inches from cross
Center of Percussion: 22 inches from cross
Weight: 3.5 lbs
Pommel type: Oakeshott Type B
Cross type: Oakeshott Type 3
Blade type: Oakeshott Type X
Cross length: 9 inches
Blade width at cross: 2 inches
Blade width 2 inches from tip: 1.25 inches

Performance Review: In many ways this sword handles much like the Del Tin 2130 in that it is balanced in favor of powerful cutting blows with a lot of momentum behind them. That is in all probability this would be a great sword for a horseman. As can be seen from the statistics above this sword is very much balanced towards the cut and is not what I would call a "fencing" sword, but rather a powerful cutting sword. In that respect I believe that it is one of the more accurately balanced Del Tins that it has been my pleasure to hold. It is not light, it is not quick... but then neither was the original.

Appearance: The blade is cleanly ground with no ripples, the fullers were equal on both sides of the blade. The cross and pommel were nicely finished with no tooling marks and nicely peened together. One item of particular note on this sword is its massive Oakeshott Type B pommel. This is an unusual pommel type on a production sword as most reproduction companies favor wheel pommels or the type T scent stopper variants.

Conclusion: I really like this sword. It's a massive beast of a sword, feeling even heavier then it actually is. That is, however right in line with what this sword is supposed to feel like and a very nice Del Tin specimen in my opinion.