Albion Chevalier
Original: Circa 1050-1350

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The Albion Chevalier is a Type Xa sword, a broad flat blade with a long fuller like a Type X though narrower—but not as narrow as the Type XI. This particular blade, with the deep fuller with ridges to either side, is certainly stiff enough for thrusting as well as commanding cuts.

The Albion Chevalier has a unique hollow-ground blade with a deep central fuller patterned after the sword Xa.1 in Oakeshott's Records of the Medieval Sword (currently in The Wallace Collection, catalog number A.459). There is some disagreement on the age of the original sword, with Oakeshott choosing an earlier date of 1050-1150 (to place it firmly in the era of the other Type X and Type Xa samples) and the Wallace Collection attributing it to as late as the 1300s.

The pommel on this recreation is of Type Q, a wheel pommel with a flower form with a deeply recessed central depression produced in bronze. It is patterned after a pommel illustrated in the Westminster Psalter dated to 1250 AD. The cross is of an attractive flat diamond cross-section, flaring towards the ends. The grip is of dark leather with a light brown leather diamond pattern wrap secured with pins.
Overall length: 40.375"
Weight: 2.3 pounds
Width of guard: 6.75"
Blade: 33.75" long; 2" wide tapering to 1"
Grip and pommel: 5.25"
Point of Balance (PoB): 4.5" from guard
Center of Percussion (CoP): ~22" from guard

Maker: Albion Armorers of Wisconsin.

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