The Arming Sword (#1313)

5.00 out of 5

Wallace Collection, England, A.460 French, c. 1375-1400, Type type XVIII sword. By the 14th C. the classical view of the Knight Medieval sword took shape in the Arming Sword.

$425.00$545.00 USD

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Arming Sword

 

 
Wallace Collection, England, A.460 French, c. 1375-1400, Type type XVIII sword.

By the 14th C. the classical view of the Knight Medieval sword took shape in the Arming Sword. Light, well balanced with a pronounced tapper and tip, the Arming sword proved to be a devastating weapon in close quarter combat. This 14th C. innovation in medieval sword-making was in response to the growing platted armors of the era. The heavily tapered blade gave the sword devastating stabbing force against plated armor, while retaining it’s destructive cutting edge. The sword came to be known as the ‘Arming swords’ because it formed part of the Medieval Knight’s basic, yet necessary equipment, no matter what other weapon he chose to use in Battle.

The Arming Sword’s blade has a broad four-sided flattened diamond cross section, typically associated with the close quarter swords of the 14th and 15th C. throughout Medieval Europe. Due to their light weight and potent thrusting abilities, this powerful and effective sword became the prevailing weapon of the 15th C. The Arming sword is faithfully crafted from the original at the Wallace Collection (A460). skillfully crafted with the same dimensions as the original (32″ long, 2″ wide blade) the sword is responsive, exceptionally well balanced, and delivers forceful blows. The Arming sword is a finely crafted, classically styled and a must even for the most discriminating collector! [Not a valid template]  

Blade: 5160 High Carbon Steel. Dual Tempered HRc 60 48-50 at the core Guard and pommel: Mild Steel Total length: 39.5″ Blade length: 32″ Blade width at base: 2″ Weight: 2 lbs 9 oz. Blade thickness: 1.8mm

Package :

Blunt blade & Scabbard : $425.00, Sharpened blade & Scabbard : $455.00, Blunt blade, Scabbard & Interlaced Sword Belt : $515.00, Sharpened blade, Scabbard & Interlaced Sword Belt : $545.00

1 review for The Arming Sword (#1313)


  1. 5 out of 5
    Rated 5 out of 5

    (verified owner):

    This is the first fully functional sword I ever owned and have wanted one since I was quite young. Having said that this review is from a novice perspective although I have been into knife collecting awhile and into throwing knives(toss no spin style).
    The pictures of the 1313 just don’t capture it’s aesthetic beauty as it is in real life. I did allot of on line browsing once i decided to finally own a quality battle ready sword.and for a first one all I can say is ‘Score”. Well actually i can say more and all very positive. The first thing I looked at after unwrapping the sword was at the tip. I wanted to see if the raised ridges on the front and rear of the blade match up to the point and angle of the edges. Absolutely spot on perfect. The pictures don’t show how much of a mirror like reflective surface the blade has. There still was some ‘protectant’ I guess it was that needed cleaning off and also the pommel and finger guard. All polished up nicely and as time goes along and it is cared for it will just get even better(with the correct polish and cloth). All the parts are solid on the sword no rattles, creaks, buzzes or grones at all. I ordered it with the blade sharpened and it is paper cutting sharp the whole length of the blade and on both edges even. The handle wrap and all of that is wrapped tightly and Gibraltar solid. I’ve shown it to friends and the ‘Wow Factor” is way up there. Lost of jaw hanging too. One day shipping was well worth the additional cost(I am on the West coast) and DSA had it shipped first thing in the morning(in FedEx’s hands not just a shipping label was created). For a first sword to own the 1313 has it all going on. As a sword to add to a collection ditto that. The dimensions are as mentioned in the video review. Can’t go wrong with this one IMHO.

    This is the first fully functional sword I ever owned and have wanted one since I was quite young. Having said that this review is from a novice perspective although I have been into knife collecting awhile and into throwing knives(toss no spin style).
    The pictures of the 1313 just don’t capture it’s aesthetic beauty as it is in real life. I did allot of on line browsing once i decided to finally own a quality battle ready sword.and for a first one all I can say is ‘Score”. Well actually i can say more and all very positive. The first thing I looked at after unwrapping the sword was at the tip. I wanted to see if the raised ridges on the front and rear of the blade match up to the point and angle of the edges. Absolutely spot on perfect. The pictures don’t show how much of a mirror like reflective surface the blade has. There still was some ‘protectant’ I guess it was that needed cleaning off and also the pommel and finger guard. All polished up nicely and as time goes along and it is cared for it will just get even better(with the correct polish and cloth). All the parts are solid on the sword no rattles, creaks, buzzes or grones at all. I ordered it with the blade sharpened and it is paper cutting sharp the whole length of the blade and on both edges even. The handle wrap and all of that is wrapped tightly and Gibraltar solid. I’ve shown it to friends and the ‘Wow Factor” is way up there. Lost of jaw hanging too. One day shipping was well worth the additional cost(I am on the West coast) and DSA had it shipped first thing in the morning(in FedEx’s hands not just a shipping label was created). For a first sword to own the 1313 has it all going on. As a sword to add to a collection ditto that. The dimensions are as mentioned in the video review. Can’t go wrong with this one IMHO.

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