The Valiant Armoury Craftsman Series Malatesta is based on a design from framed swordsmith Christian Fletcher and the design seamlessly melds graceful proportions with fine-tuned performance and a lively balance. The blade is 6150 high carbon steel which was twice-normalized to refine its internal grain structure and to create optimal conditions for superior tempering when the blade was heat treated. The sharpened edges have appleseed edge geometry to fortify the blade edges and make them more resistant to damage over a simpler flat-grind edge.
The crossguard and pommel are fashioned from mild steel and the hardwood grip is wrapped in tightly-fitted leather of premium quality. A hot-peen pommel assembly gives the sword an overall robust construction. The sword is matched with a high quality wood-core scabbard which is bound in quality leather and matched with adjustable hangers and a buckled sword belt of durable leather for a complete package.