Albion Armorers Regent
Original: Germanic, mid to late 15th century
The Regent is an Oakeshott Type XVIIIa
, a hand-and-a-half sword of impressive design. The 1075 steel blade is hollow-ground with a distinct mid-ridge which aids in maintaining a stiff blade for the thrust. The hollow-grind is well executed on this sword with a historically accurate secondary bevel which increases the strength of the blade edges.
The pommel is a "fancy" version of the Oakeshott Type V or "fishtail". The cross is a Type 2 that is octagonal in section, gradually flaring towards the ends. The grip is hexagonal and waisted near the mid point, with risers at either end as well as the midpoint. The grip is covered in blue leather.
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Overall length: 47.75"
Weight: 3.4 pounds
Width of guard: 9.625"
Blade: 37" long; 2" wide tapering to .5"
Grip and pommel: 10.25"
Point of Balance (PoB): 4.5" from guard
Center of Percussion (CoP): ~23" from guard
Maker: Albion Armorers