|Posted: Thu 10 Feb, 2005 1:20 pm Post subject: For Sale: ArmArt Swiss Saber
ArmArt Swiss Saber
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This is a very cool sword. It's very unique in the reproduction market, both because not many others are making single-edged compound-hilted sabers of this time period, but also because of the unique qualities of this particular item. It handles very well, has very good aesthetic qualities, but I have to pay some bills so it's going on the chopping block! This one was made as a custom piece a few years ago but can be found on the ArmArt site as a catalog item. ArmArt is known to have a very long waiting list for their items, so it may be very difficult to get a new version from them. If this item is of interest to you, by all means, contact me.
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Check out The Maker's Page for this item that shows photos photos of this actual sword and their comments. There is also a link in there to comments made by Angus Trim regarding this specific sword.
ArmArt Swiss Saber
Late 15th or early 16th century Switzerland/Germany
Hand-forged diamond cross-sectioned blade, single-edged and with exaggerated curvature. Wooden oval grip wrapped with brown leather. Hexagonal scent-stopper iron pommel. Upward-sloping cross-guard with double ring guards.
Overall length: 41"
Weight: 2.55 pounds
Width of guard: 8.875"
Blade: 32" long; 1.625" wide at base
Blade curvature: 2" at most extreme
Grip and pommel: 9"
Point of Balance (PoB): 4" from guard
Center of Percussion (CoP): ~21" from guard
Very good condition. I am the third owner of this item. The original owner used it for some cutting (reportedly with excellent results), but no signs of it are visible on the blade. Neither I nor the second owner have used the sword in any way. The leather grip has a "worn" look to it. (see photos) The retail price on a newly available sword from the maker (at current exchange rates) is $798 US.
ASKING PRICE: $560 shipped UPS CONUS.
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