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Balaur Arms - 12th Century Teutonic Arming Sword - 2nd Quality - BR105

Balaur Arms - 12th Century Teutonic Arming Sword - 2nd Quality
 

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Overall Length: 38 1/2'' Blade: 32 13/16''
$199.95

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Blade: EN45 High Carbon Steel
Weight: 2 lbs 6 oz
Edge:  Unsharpened
P.O.B.: 5 1/4''
Thickness: 4.6 mm - 2.5 mm
Width: 49.9 mm
Grip Length: 4 1/16''
Pommel: Peened
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Please Note: This sword is being sold at a discounted price as a 2nd quality item. Further details are below:

This 12th Century Teutonic Sword has a distinctive Type N ‘’boat or crescent’’ pommel; a probable relative to the brazil nut this pommel is depicted in a wide array of period art and sculpture, though few examples remain. The Type XII blade is a long, relatively wide cutting-oriented form which was ideal for the mounted knight or man at arms of its time. Such swords were often favored at this time for both mounted combat and for striking from behind a shield in foot combat.

The blade of this Balaur Arms example is forged from EN45 high carbon steel and finished with a spring temper. The crossguard and pommel are hand-forged into form from steel and the grip is wood with a binding wrap of dark brown leather. The thick blade tang is stoutly anchored into the pommel with a robust peened construction. The sword is paired with a companion scabbard of wood with a tight leather wrap and a protective steel chape.

Due to distal taper and overall weight, this sword has more finesse than its austere proportions may suggest. The blade retains enough width to cut and hack with notable ability and the contoured N type pommel readily accommodates a ‘’handshake’’ grip or even a second hand placement. The grip can readily couch and accommodate a hand clad in mail.

This 2nd Quality sword is being sold at discounted price because it did not meet brand quality standards. These factory second swords are sturdily made, have a quality spring temper and good design coupled with attention being paid to weight, balance and handling. However, these 2nd quality swords do have some production issues that we hope will be corrected in the future. The following are some of the common issues which may be present with these 2nd quality items:

Blades that have a twist - some have this present in the general length, but more commonly it is the tips alone which have a twist in the blade. These twists / blade warps are not as pronounced as items we rate as ‘’munitions grade’’ and thus these swords can still be sharpened and used capably for target cutting, though these blade shape irregularities will necessarily be sub-optimal for highly refined techniques.

Pommels which may not line up with the hilt

Roughly-executed blade slots in crossguards with spots of visible glue present.

Some visible glue at the seams of the leather

Scabbard chape may not match example in photo.

The last few photos of this item show examples of some of the aforementioned issues.
 






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