This Balaur Arms longsword has a classic lenticular cross section and a long-fullered design typical of many classic medieval swords of the 13th – 14th century. It is a Type XIIa blade designed to reduce much of a blades unnecessary weight whilst giving it a tapered profile better suited for contending with the improved armor of the time over earlier swords. The forged blade is high carbon steel with a finished spring temper and a well-tempered and resilient hardness of 50-52 HRc. The sword is fitted to the hilt with a solid peen of the tang over the pommel. The crossguard and pommel are steel and the grip is seasoned hardwood which has been bound in tight dark brown leather.
The sword is paired with a wooden scabbard which is wrapped in fitted dark brown leather and finished with a steel chape.
Please Note: The leather is very dark brown and not black. It may appear black depending on your monitor settings, but is actually a very dark brown.