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Valiant Armoury Craftsman Series – The English Knightly Sword

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This English Knightly Sword by Valiant Armoury is superbly balanced and highly responsive and is surprisingly easy to wield one-handed for its size, though it truly excels in its intended two-handed application. It is from Valiant Armoury’s premium Craftsman Series line of swords which are entirely made in the USA by Zach and Sonny Suttles. The well-tempered blade is crafted from 6150 high carbon steel and its form lends itself well to both cutting and thrusting. The blade is mounted into the hilt with a durable and highly dependable hot-peen construction. The crossguard and pommel are steel and the wooden grip is overlaid in tightly-bound dark blue leather.

The sword is matched with a scabbard and sword belt to create a complete premium package; the scabbard is wood which has been expertly wrapped in form-fitted blue leather. The chape is stainless steel and the banding is steel. The belt is leather and included is a seperate sword frog which attaches to both the belt and the integrated buckles on the scabbard to both fit the scabbard onto the sword belt and adjust its height and angle to the bearer.

Overall Length42 3/4''
Blade Length33''
Weight2 lbs 3 oz
EdgeVery Sharp
Width45.3 mm
Thickness5.5 mm - 2.2 mm
Grip Length7 1/4"
Blade [6150 High Carbon Steel]
ClassBattle Ready
ManufacturerValiant Armoury
Country of OriginUSA

2 reviews for Valiant Armoury Craftsman Series – The English Knightly Sword

  1. GreyVR (verified owner)

    This sword reminds me of the sword in Disney’s “Sword in the Stone” animated film. I bought it at once.

    Having the blade in hand, it’s every bit as pretty as it is in the picture. I imagine it will cut fairly well, as it’s got a cutting point, and is somewhat forward weighted.

    In very much the proportions suggested by George Silver for a bastard sword, both the grip and the blade are a bit shorter than I have come to associate with a longsword. Silver says in his Paradoxes of Defense that this how the English liked their swords though, so all is well.

    The other sword I own from Valiant is the Marseille XVa, which is much livelier, and is lighter while being longer. If you are trying to pick between those two, I think the Marseille XVa might be a bit better in the hand, and certainly more appropriate to a student of the Liechtenauer system. This one will cut better.

    That said, while this blade feels good, if a tad weighty, in the hand, the suspension is downright odd. There are three buckles on the scabbard, but there is only room for two on the belt attachment, nor does it seem the belt attachment lends itself well to either of the two most obvious ways of rigging it. Something is downright odd about the belt attachment, and if I was thinking of wearing the sword, it would certainly require modification. I would very much like to know more about the intent behind this suspension system.

  2. Marc Burkett

    I purchased this sword quite a while back and have purchased multiple swords in the same price range since, this one still remains my center piece in my main display. Its just an intriguing looking….more fantasy inspired I guess. Really catches the eye every time I walked past it as well as anyone else who peers at that display.
    Very light for its being a longsword, then again it is 6150 and its a thin blade with a very sharp pointed taper. Clearly it’s more of a thrust weapon but it is sharp enough to cut….although I don’t assume it has enough weight to do as much damage in this area as your average viking hacker would do. :) There is nothing about this SWORD that anyone could complain about, unless they hate the color blue. I do however have two little…not complaints…but weighty notes on the scabbard. 1-The very unremarkable steel components for the suspension system just do not compliment this beautiful sword and scabbard. 2-The belt….two things really….A – SHOULD have been brown…only busted eyes should don black and blue, and B – the buckling system is a bit confusing, had to do some research on how to properly rig this mess of spaghetti together and even with that task complete, it does not support the weight of the sword and scabbard securely. Its a period correct belt for this sword…which im assuming is more along the lines of an XVIIIb I think….sorry Oakeshotts typology system is one big hazy gray fuzzfest….we do our best. :)
    Conclusion: If you are fortunate to still be able to find one of these for sale, and you don’t mind blue….BUY IT!! You wont regret it. Unfortunately, mine is staying right where it is. But if I do ever decide to part with it, you’ll see it here on KOA. Thanks.

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