The Knave Arming Sword

∴ A Knave of Hearts ∴

The night air is honeysuckle-sweet as you lower yourself from the window. Your toes quickly find purchase in the wooden diamonds of the trellis, and with a last roguish smile, you begin your descent.

Summer is a time for lovers, you think to yourself as you find your balance, body pressed flat to the wall. The air is laden with heady scent, the very earth is ripe with pleasure – it would almost be a sin not to. And as to the order you’re sworn to? The holy purpose? The vows of chastity? Well, you’ve never heard your lady complaining about your little discrepancies.

The trick is, you muse, as you slip down a side street toward the barracks, not to get caught. To slip through the night unseen, with the subtlety of a…

You stop short. A tall, broad-shouldered man stands in your path. The gleam in his eye is matched by that of moonlight on drawn steel. And he is staring straight at you. Almost unthinking, your hand flies to your sword, the broad disc pommel pressing reassuringly into your palm as a broadly tapering blade sweeps free of its sheath.

“The things I do for honour,” you murmur, falling into stance.

∴ Specs ∴

The latest in our Warding Sword family of Type XIVs, this classic arming sword is broad-blade, versatile, and ideal for studying the I.33 manuscript.

With a strong taper from a 6.5cm shoulder, she’s a very lively sword. The 8cm handle and right-handed pommel cant give added control over the tip, making the sword seem even lighter in the hand.

A similar bespoke arming sword would start at £600

 

  • Weight: 1200g
  • Total length: 87cm
  • Blade length: 28.25″
  • Blade width at base: 6.5cm
  • Grip length: 8cm
  • Grip and pommel: 14cm
  • Quillon span: 17cm
  • Point of Balance: 7.5cm
  • Blunt edges, rounded tip and sparring-safe flex

 

∴ Notes ∴

The aesthetic additions of a copper peining block and an historical rosette engraved at the point of balance give the sword a simple elegance. The crossguard is made from hardened steel for durability and and the grip is made from oak, bound in linen thread and cord risers beneath deep red leather.

∴ Gallery ∴

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