A type of cruciform sword with a double-edged blade, arming swords remained in use between the 11th and 16th centuries. Similar to knightly swords or knights swords, arming swords were the standard weapon of the medieval knight in Europe. Typically used with a shield, the traditional arming sword eventually gave way to the popularity of the longsword, becoming a sidearm that developed over time into Renaissance cut and thrust swords. Here at Buying a Sword, we carry an excellent selection of these medieval swords, including both functional arming swords and decorative arming swords. Our arming sword replicas are perfect for historical re-enactments, as they are created with authenticity in mind. You can show off your love of the Middle Ages by displaying one of these high quality arming swords in your home or office as a unique accent piece.
There is no questioning where this Type XII Medieval Sword with Scabbard falls in Oakeshott typology. What really sets this sword apart is the unique combination of blade, guard, and pommel, which form a truly distinctive weapon.
There is no questioning where this Type XII Medieval Sword with Scabbard and Belt falls in Oakeshott typology. What really sets this sword apart is the combination of blade, guard, and pommel, which form a truly distinctive weapon.
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The Knight Riding sword features a fuller running two-thirds the length of the blade. The crossguard and pommel are solid steel, polished and fitted onto a full tang that is peened at top of the pommel for strength and durability.