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Darksword Type X Medieval Sword - DSA1541BR
Darksword Type X Medieval Sword
 

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Overall Length: 36 1/8'' Blade: 30 1/8''
$424.95
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Blade: 5160 High Carbon Steel
Weight: 2 lb 6.7 oz
Edge:  Moderately Sharp
P.O.B.: 6 1/2''
Thickness: 7.1 mm - 3.1 mm
Width: 52 mm
Grip Length: 4 1/16''
Pommel: Peened
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The Type X Medieval Sword by Darksword Armory has a 5160 high carbon steel blade. The blade of the sword has been dual-tempered giving it a core hardness of 48-50 HRC and a greater edge hardness of 60 HRC. Dual-tempering a blade in this manner helps it retain a sharp edge whilst being able to flex at the core to resist breakage.

The crossguard and pommel are steel and the wood grip has been wrapped with brown leather. Its accompanying scabbard is made of wood and is wrapped with brown leather and finished with a steel chape.


The Type X sword blade has its roots in the ‘’Dark Age’’ and it was used well into the Medieval Period, making it a blade style that was in a longer historical use than most blades of the Medieval Period. The style has a wide blade, coupled with a typically wide, but shallow fuller that runs the length of most of the blade.

This blade style displays an adept knowledge of mass displacement by its smith to keep the blade strong, yet relatively lightweight despite its wide tip. The spatulate-type tip allows its to be used in the thrust and would work reasonably well against lightly-armored opponents. It is clear however that the Type X is primarily a cutting sword, as the blade tip has been kept relatively wide to keep more mass at the tip, ensuring that its main cutting portion forward of its center hits hard and with decisive force.

The Type X seems to have been a main sword type when most combatants on the field were armed with chainmail and yet lighter armors. The Type X seems to have begun to fall out of favor to swords with thinner stabbing tips as plate armor and its variants became more common among warriors.





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