This sword, by Albion Arms, would look right at home in the hands of a knight or professional soldier of either side. It is a bastard sword – A sword that came into its own when armor had had advanced enough that men felt confident enough to abandon their shields and concentrate on offense. This sword is well balanced – it can be wielded one-handed with little difficulty, though a two-handed grip imparts agility and leverage that cannot be gained single-handedly. A strongly tapering blade facilitates thrusting technique designed to split chainmail link asunder and find the weak joints between the armor of the time.
Hand-ground from high carbon steel, the blade is tempered and sharpened to a keen edge. The wood grip is of tightly wrapped leather over ribbed cord. The blade is peened to the hilt for strength.