Arms & Armor Henry V
Original: Prior to 1422
In Records of the Medieval Sword
, Ewart Oakeshott
gives the description of a sword that he found at the Westminster Abbey. This sword had been lost and sitting in a chest for years, and after taking care of the weapon Oakeshott believed it to be the sword that hung for many years above the tomb of Henry V
There are a few companies that have made replicas of this sword, but only Arms & Armor has made their recreation directly from Oakeshott's notes. This is a wonderful sword to hold. It is very quick, and balances both cut and thrust easily, although it does not really excel at either form of attack. The replica is not a perfect recreation of the original sword due to factors of keeping the price affordable, but it still captures the essence of an early 15th century or even late 14th century single hand sword quite nicely. Arms & Armor also made the leather scabbard and belt.
See our hands-on review
for more information on this sword.
Overall length: 33.5"
Weight: 2.7 pounds
Width of guard: 7"
Blade: 27" long; 2" wide below guard
Grip length: 4"
Point of Balance (PoB): 2" from guard
Center of Percussion (CoP): ~17" from guard
Maker: Arms & Armor