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Craig Peters




PostPosted: Tue 23 Oct, 2012 7:54 pm    Post subject: Show Us Your Single-Handed Swords         Reply with quote

As far as I can tell, this topic does not exist, so here we go. Show us your swords which are single-handers in length. For European swords, following Oakeshott, this means Types X, Xa, XI, XIa, XII, XIIIb, XIV, XV, XVI, XVIII, XIX, XXI, XXII. It also includes falchions and grosse messers. Of course, swords from other time periods and locations are welcome, too.

We'll start things off with my Albion Tritonia, a Type XIIIb. My favourite picture of it is the one I submitted to Albion Europe's photo contest (click link to see full size):

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PostPosted: Tue 23 Oct, 2012 9:44 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

I've owned several single-hand swords over the years. I'll start with the Angus Trim swords.

AT1554 Type XVIII


AT1557 Type XVIII


Another shot of the 1557


AT single-hand Type XV
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PostPosted: Tue 23 Oct, 2012 9:53 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Here are the single-hand Albion swords I've owned.

Poitiers Type XV and Knight Type XII




Kingmaker Type XVIII


Vassal Falchion
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PostPosted: Tue 23 Oct, 2012 9:58 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Here's another picture of my Albion Poitiers.



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PostPosted: Wed 24 Oct, 2012 7:41 am    Post subject:         Reply with quote

I have this one in the works. Blade length- 35.5", total length about 42", just under 3lbs with no grip. The brass-hilted one now has a grip, I'll try to get some pics of the completed swords soon.


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PostPosted: Wed 24 Oct, 2012 8:09 am    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Here is my Pavel Moc Karel with scabbard made by me!



Sorry for the bad picture. I try to get a better foto of it later on!

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PostPosted: Wed 24 Oct, 2012 4:52 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Del Tin Moonbrand







DSA Messer








Newbie Sword collector


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PostPosted: Wed 24 Oct, 2012 5:17 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Marc Ridgeway wrote:

Wow - best sword mounting idea I've seen so far! Very cool!

I don't own any single-handers yet, but I did just get an email from FedEx notifying me that Mike Sigman had sent me a pack package... I'm paying off three of their swords, and hopefully this one will be the Chevalier. Its making has, apparently, gotten him as excited as it's gotten me, for reasons that will have to wait until I receive it and post a photo Happy

Martin Wallgren wrote:
Here is my Pavel Moc Karel with scabbard made by me!



Sorry for the bad picture. I try to get a better foto of it later on!


It looks good from what I can see. I for one would like to see a larger, perhaps less blurry, photo. I really like the hilt of that sword, too.
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PostPosted: Wed 24 Oct, 2012 5:27 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

A couple of one handers I have, but not all of them. Wink Laughing Out Loud

Castillion sword by Michael Pikula.

Giant custom sword made by OlliN to my design.



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Castillion sword by Michael Pikula one of my favorites.

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RavenWolf custom sword made by OlliN

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The maker, Mark Grzybowski, holding the sword showing scale of sword.

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PostPosted: Wed 24 Oct, 2012 5:28 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

What are the specs for that big bastard!?
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PostPosted: Wed 24 Oct, 2012 6:24 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Eek! Eeeek! Jean, what inspired you to design a single-handed sword with such a huge blade!? It looks almost as if it could do one of those exaggerated feats gory violence you read about in chivalric poems, like beheading horses or cutting men from the helmet down to the saddle!
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PostPosted: Wed 24 Oct, 2012 7:06 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

That RavenWolf sword is epic.
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PostPosted: Wed 24 Oct, 2012 7:11 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

A really tough one for me to explain and show the hoard in its entirety. There are "show us your" 18th and 19th century threads which would be the bulk of my one handers. I think I had also started threads called Some Sabres and Some Spadroons that would list many.

Gone to others this year are an old Oscar Kolombatovich and an older Del Tin/MRL piece now in the hands of another myArmoury fellow. Hey, he ended up with the Conyers Falchion a few years ago as well. So the table shot here sjhows thiose three along with the Windlass Patton I still have and the Windlass espada ropera which had been a mate to the Del Tin blade (two hand two sword fun). The espada my first modern reproduction. So, aside from those two left of modern made stuff are a 2002 Hanwei Practical Katana and just bought this year a very nice straight Japanese type blade in rosewood shirasaya. Oh, I still have a rapier from a sale a few years ago. Oh, a cutlass in limbo right now as well.

The espada still gets top billing on my wall though. Geezo, then a civl war type repro I used to spend more time with. Too many to count. I guess the Japanese swords are really two handed though. myArmoury needs another thread Laughing Out Loud Many older swords are packed up right now but two favorites have come out for daily handling and play.

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PostPosted: Wed 24 Oct, 2012 8:20 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Michael Parker wrote:
Eek! Eeeek! Jean, what inspired you to design a single-handed sword with such a huge blade!? It looks almost as if it could do one of those exaggerated feats gory violence you read about in chivalric poems, like beheading horses or cutting men from the helmet down to the saddle!


The whole multi page " SAGA " of the design and making of the sword is here:
http://www.myArmoury.com/talk/viewtopic.php?t=8131&start=0

I guess relatively new members haven't read or seen this Topic thread from a few years back.

To answer the questions about the statistics of the sword for those not willing to read all of the 10 pages of the Topic I suggest reading the first couple of pages for the origins of the idea ..... crazy as it might be, and the last few pages showing multiple pics and the results. Those patient enough to read the whole thing will read that it took at least 3 attempts to make this sword due to some technical difficulties with heat treat and the wrong steel being supplied and mis-identified by the steel supplier + plus at least one sword breaking during quality control testing after heat treat.


For those just wanting the numbers here they are below:

Just quick recap of vital statistics:

Weight: 4 lb 15 oz

Over All Length: 43 1/2"

Blade length: 36 1/2"

Width of blade at hilt: 3"

Thickness of blade at the guard: 3/8" ( significant distal taper to a thin blade near the point similar in thickness to my Albion Tritonia: No calipers to get a precise measurement ).

Point of Balance: 4 1/8" from guard.

Center of percussion: 23 1/2" from guard.

Rockwell C: 52, 1075 steel.

Finish: Similar to the Albion one.

Oh, and it handles quite well in spite of the weight. Wink Big Grin

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PostPosted: Wed 24 Oct, 2012 8:28 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Here's my contribution:

Currently owned by me:

Albion Gaddhjalt


Albion Sovereign:


Used to own:
Customized ArmArt S4


Bronze-hilted A&A Henry V (solid pommel)


Del Tin 2150

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PostPosted: Wed 24 Oct, 2012 8:50 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

That Sovereign is so nice. You have posted many pictures of it in the past and each time I've seen it I then wish Albion made it with brass as an option. Great acquisition!
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PostPosted: Wed 24 Oct, 2012 9:29 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

I bought a custom sword from the now defunct Armart a long time ago. They later sold it as a production model. It was based on Oakeshott's, Records - XIX.7. They did a good job except for totally blowing the engraved grooves on the ricasso. Compare them to any of the Albion XIX's to see what I mean. Other that that, prbably one of their best swords. 60% distal taper. Good scabbard with a slit in the side for the finger ring.


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PostPosted: Wed 24 Oct, 2012 10:10 pm    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Chad, every time you post your Gaddhjalt I grin a bit--I picked up one this year, as my first sword. It too had a light brown grip, which is now almost black from sweaty hands all summer. I'll post it up soon
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PostPosted: Thu 25 Oct, 2012 6:48 am    Post subject:         Reply with quote

Brian K. wrote:
That Sovereign is so nice. You have posted many pictures of it in the past and each time I've seen it I then wish Albion made it with brass as an option. Great acquisition!


It's bronze and the bronze pommel is always an option. They made just a handful with a bronze guard as well (even though mine was supposed to be the only one). Maybe one will come up on the used market; don't expect it to be mine, though. Happy

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PostPosted: Thu 25 Oct, 2012 11:20 am    Post subject:         Reply with quote

My current one hand swords (excluding the short guys like the coustille or baselard)
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Museum Replicas Short Sword w/wood & leather grip



Museum Replicas Falchion (which I'm selling soon to make room for another Albion)


Albion Vassal


Alboin Poiters


Albion Sovereign


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