Albion Armorers Castellan
Original: Circa mid-15th century
Part of the Albion Next Generation
line, the Castellan has an Oakeshott Type XVa
blade. Based on swords found in the Castillon find, it is a hand and a half sword that truly feels just as well in one hand as it does in two. Such swords were used by mounted knights as well as carried by foot soldiers to supplement longer-range weapons such as spears.
The Castellan has a very broad base that tapers drastically to a very fine point designed for thrusting into the gaps of plate armour. The broad base is deceptive in making the sword appear bulky and slow, yet it is one of the most nimble and quick swords in my collection. While the thrusting nature of this sword is fairly obvious due to the wicked point, it still can cut quite effectively, as would be often needed against lightly armoured opponents.
See our hands-on review
for more information on this sword.
Overall length: 42.25"
Weight: 2.9 pounds
Width of guard: 7.25"
Blade: 33.75" long; 2.5" wide tapering to .375"
Grip and pommel: 8"
Point of Balance (PoB): 4.25" from guard
Center of Percussion (CoP): ~21" from guard
Maker: Albion Armorers
Inspired by many originals such as this one, found in the river Dordogne near Castillon, 1420-1460.
This item has been retired from the collection.