Swords from the Tenth to the Thirteenth Centuries

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Swords from the Tenth to the Thirteenth Centuries
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A show of swords in my selection.

1) Del Tin 2104 Viking Sword with iron cross guard and lobed pommel. Centered off of a tenth century authentic. The wide blade with vast fuller on these swords ended up plainly meant for reducing and hacking, not thrusting. This certain sword has a 33 inch prolonged blade, which is a bit extended than the common thirty to 31 inch length of Sort X. If I ever before am fortunate plenty of to take part in the Battle of Hastings reenactment I would like to have on this sword.

two) My personally customized hybrid of the Albion Norman sword’s blade fitted with the cross and pommel of the Albion Crecy. As previously mentioned this sword is technically a Sort Xa due to the fact of the fuller duration, but I feel it simply qualifies as a Type XII. You can compare it right to the Albion Knight on the far right which is an archetypal Kind XII. The somewhat distinct proportions of this sword had been exactly to my style and considering that Albion failed to give it, I made it myself. The pommel is Type J which Oakeshott states is unusual prior to 1250 AD, but which he also notes plainly on swords dating to the initial half of the twelfth century. I conjecture that a sword of this kind observed widespread use from about 1150 to 1350 AD.

three) The Albion Ritter distinctive with it really is &quotCocked Hat&quot Form D pommel that is very Germanic. This sword would have been extremely a lot at residence in the fingers of a Teutonic Knight from about 1150 to 1250 AD. This sword is a pure cutter. The distal taper of the 34 inch blade takes it down to such a thin segment at the level that it is too adaptable for any critical thrusting. This sword will slice by means of a two liter bottle of drinking water and depart the two halves sitting on top each other for a number of seconds just before the water begins to leak out. This blade sort is specific to the Crusader time period of the twelfth century and was meant to hack by way of mail armor.

four) The Albion Knight. Very probably their most popular sword. It handles like a dream due to the somewhat shorter blade, and the distal taper each in thickness and width. It tapers just a bit to significantly at the position for my individual personalized style, but none-the-a lot less is a lovely, ultra-practical sword. This is a sword of the thirteenth century. The shortening of the fuller was a response to ever before improving armor. With primitive plate armor already showing in that century a sword that could also supply a stout thrust was getting to be needed. Broad cutting blades had been still the common kind, although, and Kind XII was the very first stage towards lower and thrust blades.

5) The sword-hilted dagger made by Albion for the movie Arn the Temple Knight (which I someday wish becomes available in the US). This is my most latest aquisition. I can truthfully say that I have by no means been terribly thrilled about a dagger before I purchased this one. I contemplate them to be furniture to go with the sword. Even so, when I initial held this dagger I had the immediate impression that it is a real weapon. It is in fact balanced and feels sweet in the hand. It is built in the same approach of Albion’s swords, that means that the take care of is in no way going to break and the blade is flawless, sharp, and has a wicked stage.

I bought it as a companion dagger for sword 2. For the purist there is no pictorial evidence of knights sporting daggers with their swords until about 1300 AD. Can we conclude then that no knight ever did? Certainly not. Early in the Center Ages daggers were considered cowardly &quotsaracen&quot weapons. I am positive there have been a great deal of knights who found the usefulness of possessing a facet arm aside from their sword just before the fourteenth century though.

Film makers love daggers and knights are generally revealed with sword and dagger as if it was common concern on a utility belt. To the credit of the costume designers of Kingdom of Heaven they do not present twelfth century knights with daggers. Only the villainous Man de Lusignan has one particular, knave that he is! Apparently the makers of Arn had been not bothered by this quibbling position of authenticity.

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