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Albion Poitiers Sword - AMS1515
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Albion Poitiers Sword

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Overall Length: 37 3/8'' Blade: 30 1/2''

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Blade:6150 High Carbon Steel
Weight:2 lb 9 oz
Edge: Very Sharp
Thickness:5.7 mm - 3.3 mm
Width:55.7 mm
Grip Length:4 1/2''

The Battle of Poitiers was fought on September 19, 1356, resulting in the second of the three great English victories of the Hundred Years War. The eldest son of Edward III, Edward the Black Prince, destroyed the French army near Poitiers while raiding out of Bordeaux.
The result was a decisive French defeat, not only in military terms, but it was also an economic defeat: The Black Prince's capture of John II, King of France, during the battle gained him a huge chivalrous reputation and brought the French government to its knees. France would be asked to pay a ransom equivalent to twice the country's yearly income to have her king back, an impossible sum, and he would eventually die a prisoner in England.
Swords of this style would have seen service on both sides of that conflict. A 14th C archer or man at arms might have carried such a sword as a sidearm together with a buckler. It is a sword with some mass, but lively and quick. Most of the mass is concentrated close to the hilt, allowing one to cut more towards the middle part of the blade with authority.
The blade is hand-ground from high carbon steel to a fine satin finish, sharpened and heat-treated by hand in the Albion Forge Shop. The grip is of stabilized birch, wrapped with cord and covered with the highest grade vegetable-tanned calfskin.

Albion's premium, heirloom quality swords are some of the best available worldwide. Each limited edition Albion sword is made by hand, one sword at a time, by a group of the most talented blademakers and cutlers in the world. Albion swords are made entirely in America of the highest quality materials -- but with a distinctly European flair -- starting with painstaking research of period originals and exacting design work by noted Swedish swordsmith, author and researcher, Peter Johnsson. No detail is too small to replicate faithfully. Each sword is hand-made to order with time-proven traditional construction and no shortcuts or compromises, with the time and attention of a master craftsman. Even though swords are no longer used in warfare, Albion still makes each sword as though your life depended upon it.

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