The Arming Sword also called knight's or knightly sword is a single handed cruciform sword of the Middle Ages. These swords have a small fuller, standard sized hilt and narrow blade. The Arming sword was in use from about 10th century to about the 16th century. The sword was worn by a knight even when not in armor and was typically used with a shield or buckler. Arming swords worn for both a symbol of the knight's rank and for defense. The arming sword led to the rise of the long sword and eventually evolved into the cut and thrust swords of the Renaissance Era. These swords were designed more for cutting and thrust fighting possessing a wider and much heavier blades. Modern scholars have also classified them as being broadswords. Our Arming swords can be used for display or for battle re-enactments, each reproduction is created to the specifications of the original. The dimensions and weight are accurate on every piece so you get a medieval weapon that is actually balanced and fun to hold instead of just pretty to look at. Medieval times were sometimes brutal, sometimes romantic, but always a source of intrigue. We invite you to share in the experience of an era past with our collection of Arming swords. All our Arming Swords are expertly hand-crafted and authentic replicas! You can display them in your office, home or for Medieval Reenactments.
For an example of the one-handed sword that was favored in the later part of the middle ages, you need look no further than The Sword of Poitiers with Scabbard and Belt, which has all the hallmarks of fine and deadly medieval era sword.
A great example of re-enactment weaponry, the Tourney Arming Sword comes in a blunt design that is perfect for training and stage combat. The functional sword is forged from 9260 high carbon spring steel tempered to about 50 Hrc.
The cruciform swords of the Crusades took their inspiration from Traditional Norman Swords, which feature straight guards and cross shapes, showing that a sword does not need to be complex to be anything less than an effective weapon.
There is no questioning where this Type XII Medieval Sword with Scabbard falls in Oakeshott typology. What really sets this sword apart is the unique combination of blade, guard, and pommel, which form a truly distinctive weapon.
There is no questioning where this Type XII Medieval Sword with Scabbard and Belt falls in Oakeshott typology. What really sets this sword apart is the combination of blade, guard, and pommel, which form a truly distinctive weapon.
As far as families from the HBO series Game of Thrones go, the Lannisters are dramatic and fraught with complexities. Our replica sword Widows Wail is developed after the one used in the series by an assortment of characters.
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