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Albion Armorers Baron Sword
Original: 13th-14th centuries
A recreation of a war sword, or "grete sword", the inspiration for this piece comes from the high Middle Ages. Ewart Oakeshott classified this sword as a Type XIIa in his well-known typology. Designed primarily as a cutting sword, this type was also capable in the thrust. Being of Germanic influence, the type dates from the mid-13th century.
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Overall length: 47.375"
Weight: 3.6 pounds
Width of guard: 7.75"
Blade: 37.25" long; 2.3" wide tapering to 1.125"
Grip and pommel: 10"
Point of Balance (PoB): 5.25" from guard
Center of Percussion (CoP): ~22.125" from guard
Maker: Albion Armorers of Wisconsin