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Balaur Arms – Type XIV Knightly Arming Sword

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(9 customer reviews)


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This Type XIV sword by Balaur Arms has a blade of well-tempered high carbon steel with a resilient hardness of 50-52 HRc. This arming sword has a capable cut-and-thrust design coupled with a characteristically flared base of the blade to ensure that the blade has a strong base for forceful binds and parries. The widening of the base also adds more blade mass near the base of the blade which helps in giving it a responsive overall balance. The size of the sword is perfect for making it an everyday companion to the knight or professional warrior; large enough for the battle, but not so long as to become obtrusive indoors or on the saddle and it has plenty of style to denote its bearer as a martial professional of respected status.

The crossguard is forged from steel and the pommel is finely cast from steel. The pommel bears Latin inscription on both sides which bears a quotation from Virgil’s Aeneid: “sunt hic etiam sua praemia laudi” (here, too, virtue has its due reward”.

The grip is crafted from hardwood is bound in tight black leather for a finish. The sword is matched with a wooden scabbard which is tightly overlaid in black leather and completed with a protective steel chape.

Overall Length36 5/8"
Blade Length30"
Weight2 lbs 12 oz
Width67.2 mm
Thickness5 mm - 3.1 mm
P.O.B.4 3/4"
Grip Length4 3/8"
Blade [1075 High Carbon Steel]
TypeArming Sword
ManufacturerBalaur Arms
Country of OriginIndia

9 reviews for Balaur Arms – Type XIV Knightly Arming Sword

  1. evilchristopher12 (verified owner)

    I received my sword today. It came a day later than expected and I paid for sharpening and it still has the factory edge on it. No attempt was made to sharpen it at all. I’m very heartbroken about this. The sword is solid and looks great but is duller than a butter knife. Am so disappointed.

    • David W (love the email) – We are sorry you were disappointed! Thank you for reaching out to customer service and working to find a solution – I am glad they were able to help.

  2. davidshapiro94 (verified owner)

    I received this sword on Friday and was overall pleased with the product I bought. The sword feels good in hand, a little blade heavy but that’s to be expected with a sword of this type at this price point. The grip is surprisingly comfy, a cut above the windlass swords I’ve handled before but under the Ronins I’ve owned. The blade is great, flexible yet stiff with the fullers taking a lot of the weight off of what is an admittedly wide blade. I’m very satisfied with it , except that one edge of the blade i sharper than the other . Got to get on top of that guys.

  3. davidshapiro94 (verified owner)

    This sword deserves five stars for its price point and handling. My first impression was incorrect.

  4. Mike

    I added the sharpening option to my order and the sword is fantastic. For the price point, you can’t go wrong.

    The balance, the quality, and the handling of the sword is great.

  5. Kris Martin (verified owner)

    I have long desired an arming sword with this blade design. I must say, I am not disappointed one bit. I am not going to spar or do cutting, this is a modest priced sword that is perfect for history buff and reenactors alike. The pommel , grip and blade are all robust. The scabbard is not bad, the cross guard could be a bit beefier for my taste. But , overall I would recommend this sword to the average Joe that wants to reenact , or make a killer knightly get-up.

  6. Nathan K

    I bought this second hand. I owned the Del Tin version. When this one showed up I sold the Del Tin. Very nice.

  7. Ikh Mongol Tserendorj (verified owner)

    Oh my god, this is genuinely the best sword for beginner collectors, the handle started peeling off but I fixed it myself so don’t be a crybaby in the reviews guys, you can be cooler

  8. Ryan Hoffman (verified owner)

    Truly a fair thing,
    The sword is beautiful, the balance is excellent, and the Latin phrase ringeth true even in the most dire times. I object only to the sharpening service, which was quite poor. Though there was a edge it could scarcely be called keen, for I had trouble even cutting cardboard with it. In finale, the sword is excellent, but perhaps be prepared to sharpen it.

  9. nnies12 (verified owner)

    It’s like a Walmart Albion!

    I’m honestly really impressed with this sword. It feels wonderful in the hand, has surprising fit and finish especially for the price point, and really *feels* like a proper sword. When I pick it up it’s just aching to be swung around. Especially at this price range, you don’t see a lot of swords made of decent steel, peened construction, and come with a proper wooden scabbard. It’s wonderful.

    Here are my only gripes. I see some places where the fit isn’t quite dead on. For example where the chape on the scabbard meets leather, it’s cut into it somewhat leaving a little booger of leather hanging over. The leather wrap on the handle has the same, where the edges of the leather don’t quite mate perfectly together. Some sort of filler has been used to close the gap between the blade and the hole in the guard. However, I can only see these things when looking extremely close and really searching for imperfections. Additionally, the “factory edge” isn’t much edge at all; you can actually see there is almost a flat side on the edge of the blade. I got mine for half display and half for wear in living history though, so I prefer it that way anyways.

    This is a hand made thing, and it shows on the piece. Some very slight variations in the grind on the guard, some grind marks when your turn it in the right light. In my opinion, all of these things make it even more like a real piece taken from the 14th century. I absolutely love it.

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