The Arming Sword (#1313)

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

By the 14th C. the classical Medieval Knight’s sword took shape in the Arming Sword. Short for close quarter combat, light, and well balanced with a sharp taper and reinforced tip, the Arming Sword proved to be a devastating weapon again the developing full plated armor of the time. The heavily tapered blade gave the sword devastating stabbing force against plated armor, while retaining its destructive cutting edge. The sword came to be known as the “Arming Sword” because it formed part of the Medieval Knight’s standard equipment. By the 14th C, the Arming Sword became the weapon of choice for many knights of the English, French and German empires.

Length : 39”
Handle Length: 4 ½”
Blade Length: 32”
Blade Width: 2 1/16”
Crossguard Length: 8 5/8”
Guard Depth: 7/8”
Handle Circumference: 4 ¼”
Weight: 3lbs
P.O.B.: 4 ¾”