Salamander Armoury

Valkyrie Shortsword

Overall Length: 31.25 inches
Center of Percussion: 16.75 inches from cross
Weight: 2 lbs
Pommel type: Oakeshott T5
Cross type: Oakeshott Type 7 variant
Blade type: XVIIIa

Performance Review: This little sword is extremely light and quick. It is basically effortless to swing and tracks perfectly. The downside of having such a light quick sword is of course that its cuts are far less authoritative then ones from a sword that has a little bit more mass. This sword is completely unsuited for armored combat or hard targets, however it would ba absolutely ideal as a riding sword or for unarmored combat.

Appearance: Although this particular model was fairly plain, it was very nicely finished. The blade was cleanly finished without any discernible irregularities. The down turned cross and the unusual pommel were also very well done as was the wooden handle. The entire package was fitted together with some of the tightest tolerances I have ever seen.

Conclusion: This is a very nice little sword. Although certainly not made to any sort of historical parameters the sword is definitely well made and seems to be an excellent performer. If the buyer is looking for an excellent although ahistorical short sword I would say that Salamander Armoury is worth a look.