Albion Sword of St. Maurice of Turin
Original: Circa 13th century
The St. Maurice of Turin sword is a replica of the sword that is reputed to have beheaded St. Maurice in his martyrdom in the 3rd-4th Century AD. This Albion version is produced in the way the sword would have looked when new, rather than its current state. The grip is linen-wrapped over a wooden core and covered in leather. It has been suggested that due to the size of the blade on a single-handed sword this would likely have seen duty as a cavalry weapon in its fighting life.
The pommel is a flattened version of a Brazil nut form known as the Oakeshott
Type A. The fuller of the blade is engraved with H+H
on one side and +H+
on the other. It is believed this is a reference to the holy trinity. The Style 6 guard is of a curved form.
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Overall length: 41.5"
Weight: 3 pounds
Width of guard: 7.75"
Blade: 36.125"; 2.125" wide tapering to 1.125"
Grip length: 3.5"
Point of Balance (PoB): 9" from guard
Center of Percussion (CoP): ~21.25" from guard
Maker: Albion Armorers
Based on the antique found in the Armeria Reale, Turin, Italy.