The Tritonia, A Swedish late 13th and early 14th Century sword is one of Albions Museum Line Collection Swords – These are recreations of specific, fine historical swords in the worlds museums. These recreations are founded on Albions sword expert Peter Johnssons hands-on research and analyzation of the originals.
The Tritonia is a faithful recreation of an historical sword named after its find site, an area now known as Tritonia in the medieval part of Stockholm, Sweden. An archaeological excavation at the site yielded the remnants of a pier, and this extraordinary sword. It was still in its scabbard and remarkably intact when it was awakened from its sleep in the muddy clay of the medieval shoreline. The original sword is now on display at the Museum of Medieval Stockholm, Sweden. A photo of it can be seen below.
Despite its hefty weight it is smooth and responsive in handling. It was obviously made by a master of the craft and combines awesome cleaving power with agility and speed. A distinguishing feature is how the distal taper is designed to give support and stiffness to the thin cutting section of the blade. Weapons like these were effectively wielded from horseback and were popular during the later part of the 13th C and the first half of the 14th C. The Tritonia sword made in the workshops of Albion is a direct result of a project for the Museum of Medieval Stockholm. Swordsmith Peter Johnsson was commissioned to forge an exact reconstruction that is now exhibited alongside the original.
Albions recreation of this sword has a blade that has been hand ground to shape and tempered for the right mix of flexibility and edge retention and finished to a satin polish. The crossguard and pommel are of steel and the grip is wood covered with tight leather over cord.
Yung-Nung Chiu –
Albion Trionia This is a POWERFUL sword! I am not strong enough to wield it one-handedly. However, based on the reviews, the sword is probably most effective when used by a mounted knight. When holding the sword, you can feel the quality of the blade. Because of the high quality of the blade, the sword is not particularly responsive or quick. However, if you are in a full body armor, this sword would really unleash its power on your enemy. During practice, I found it hard to make a wind noise, but it’s probably due to my lack of experience with the sword.