Albion Armorers Regent
Original: Mid to late 15th century Germany
This sword has a blade typically classified as an Oakeshott Type XVIIIa
, featuring a wide profile suitable for cutting while having an extremely acute point for the thrust. The grip, black leather wrapped over finely wrapped cord, is hexagonal in cross-section with a waisted area mid-way through its length.
The pommel is an Oakeshott Type V, or fishtail variant, and the cross-guard has an octagonal cross-section with flared ends and incised decorative lines.
One distinctive feature of this sword is the hollow-ground blade, making for an extremely thick mid-ridge. This produces a stiff spine throughout the blade's length, keeping the sword light and much more responsive than one might expect for a sword of this size.
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Overall length: 48"
Weight: 3.5 pounds
Width of guard: 9.625"
Blade: 37" long; 2" wide tapering to .5"
Grip and pommel: 10.375"
Point of Balance (PoB): 5.25" from guard
Center of Percussion (CoP): ~23" from guard
Maker: Albion Armorers
This item has been retired from the collection.