Info Favorites Register Log in Discussion Forums

Forum index Memberlist Usergroups Spotlight Topics Search is now completely member-supported. Please contribute to our efforts with a donation. Your donations will go towards updating our site, modernizing it, and keeping it viable long-term.
Last 10 Donors: Chad Arnow, Daniel Sullivan, Jonathan Dean, Anonymous, M. Oroszlany, Sam Arwas, Barry C. Hutchins, Dan Kary, Oskar Gessler, Dave Tonge (View All Donors)

Forum Index > Historical Arms Talk > cold steel colichemarde Reply to topic
This is a standard topic  
Author Message
Martin Buckley

Location: Wales, U.K.
Joined: 23 Jul 2006

Posts: 123

PostPosted: Wed 03 Mar, 2010 2:07 pm    Post subject: cold steel colichemarde         Reply with quote

Hi all,
Just looking at the Cold steel website I see they have some new swords for 2010, one on which is a rather interesting smallsword with a colichemarde blade. Has anyone bought one? what are your thoughts? Given a few good reviews I think it may be my next purchase.

All the best
View user's profile Send private message
Morgan Butler

PostPosted: Thu 13 May, 2010 11:17 am    Post subject:         Reply with quote

I'd like to know as well. Has anyone bought one, or hefted it yet? Is it overly heavy? I know C.S. beefs up all there swords.

 Attachment: 15.3 KB

View user's profile Send private message
Jim S.

Joined: 17 Dec 2007
Likes: 5 pages

Posts: 59

PostPosted: Fri 27 Aug, 2010 11:09 am    Post subject:         Reply with quote

I just ran across this thread while doing a search of the word ¨colichemarde¨. Even though the thread is a few months old, I decided to post as I have had the Cold Steel Colichemarde sword for a few weeks now. And a couple of members had questions about this sword.

I am very pleased with the quality of construction of this sword, it is quite nice looking and is beautifully finished. Especially for the $249.95 USD that I paid for it. The specifications are spot on to those shown in the Kult of Athena website. The forte is a flattened diamond in profile I believe, and is hollow ground. The foible is diamond shaped in profile. Both the forte and foible have sharp edges. Not sharp enough for real cutting of course, but sharp enough to produce small cuts and nicks and help prevent the sword being commanded by a grab.

The scabbard is a well constructed and finished leather-over-wood affair and the fit of the sword is quite snug when inside the scabbard.
View user's profile Send private message
Nathan Gilleland

Joined: 25 Apr 2008

Posts: 199

PostPosted: Tue 23 Aug, 2011 6:28 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

I'm interested in getting this colichemarde, but would like a review of its handling characteristics, its fit and finish, and opinions on the value for the price-point. I love the style, but do not want to spend the money on something that is not worth it. I am more proficient in SCA rapier fighting, so if that is how it handles, I would be alright with that.
Seek Honor before Wealth,
Truth before Honor,
God Before all
View user's profile Send private message

Display posts from previous:   
Forum Index > Historical Arms Talk > cold steel colichemarde
Page 1 of 1 Reply to topic
All times are GMT - 8 Hours

View previous topic :: View next topic
Jump to:  
You cannot post new topics in this forum
You cannot reply to topics in this forum
You cannot edit your posts in this forum
You cannot delete your posts in this forum
You cannot vote in polls in this forum
You cannot attach files in this forum
You can download files in this forum

All contents © Copyright 2003-2023 — All rights reserved
Discussion forums powered by phpBB © The phpBB Group
Switch to the Basic Low-bandwidth Version of the forum