The first in a series of performance oriented swords designed by Gus Trim and produced by Kingston Arms, this Type XVIII Knights Sword features the classic diamond cross section typical of short swords wielded in the 15th century. Based on Oakeshott Type XVIII specification, the stiff blade and acute point of this sword would have been used to find the small chinks and exposed gaps in armour at the joints. This took a sword capable of quick movements and accurate point control, far from the club like swords typically associated with the medieval knight bashing away at plate armour. Not just a thrusting sword, this 15th century sword has a slow tapering curve to the point, making cutting against unarmoured opponents quite effective. The blade is hand forged 9260 spring steel, flat ground with a handsome satin finish. The fittings are high quality stainless steel exactly matching Gus Trims design. The grip is a solid wood core, cord wrapped for strength with a textured leather over wrap. The scabbard is a solid wood core, with a stainless steel chape and stitched leather wrap. This Type XVIII Knights Sword makes a fantastic addition to any sword collection.
- Based on Oakeshott Type XVIII specifications
- Designed by Gus Trim and produced by Kingston Arms
- Terrific for 15th century reenactors
- Flat ground blade with a satin finish
- Blade displays a diamond cross section
- Excellent for thrusting and cutting techniques
- Delightful addition to any collection
- Hand forged 9260 spring steel blade
- Stainless steel fittings
- Wood core grip wrapped in cord and leather
- Wood core scabbard included
- Stitched leather scabbard wrap
- Stainless steel chape
- Overall Length: 33.25 Inches
- Blade Length: 27 Inches
- Handle Length: 4.25 Inches
- Weight: 2 lbs. 2 oz.
- Point of Balance: 3.5 Inches
- Point of Harmonics: 18 Inches
Specs may vary slightly from piece to piece.