Phoenix Metal Type 1 Schiavona
Original: Italian, circa 1600

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This is an Oakeshott Type 1 schiavona—the most basic of the schiavona styles. The guards of the hilt are of blackened steel and are comprised of bars of a flattened triangular cross-section. The back-guard is of a simpler form and incorporates a thumb-ring.

The pommel is of steel and is shaped in the shield-shaped "cat's head" design with a central boss as is so common with schiavona hilts. It has a "staple" connecting it to the knuckle-bow as can be seen on many antiques. The grip is covered in black leather and has a bright double-strand silver wire spiraled around it.

The blade is of a diamond cross-section and is made by Angus "Gus" Trim and has a single, narrow fuller and an unsharpened ricasso area to allow a finger to be passed over the guard and through the finger-ring.
Overall length: 40"
Weight: 2.9 pounds
Width of guard: 6"
Blade: 34" long; 1.75" wide tapering to .75"
Fuller: 13.75" long
Grip and pommel: 5.75" long
Point of Balance (PoB): 4" from cross-guard
Center of Percussion (CoP): ~23" from cross-guard

Maker: Erik Stevenson, Phoenix Metal Creations of Colorado.
This schiavona is based on several extant originals, with particular details taken from the one shown here.

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