One handed Italian Arming Sword - Medieval Sword Model #4
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Medieval Sword #4 - One Handed Italian Arming Sword
Through hardened 1075 spring steel blade with peened tang.
Metal fittings on sword and scabbard
Wood core leather wrapped sheath and belt.
Handle - 4 1/2 inches
Guard width - 7 1/3 inches
Blade length - 30 1/3 inches
Total length - 39 inches
Blade width at guard - 1 7/8 inches
Weight - 3 pounds 1 oz
Length in sheath - 41 inches
I just received this sword about an hour ago, and going over it, it appears top notch. The blade is sharp, but not too sharp. Sword Sharp is the best term I know. Everything appears immaculate, even the leather wrapped scabbard. I switched the belt loops on the scabbard around since I am Right Handed, but that was simple enough. Just slide them down the end of the scabbard, turn around, and slide back on. Once in their slotted space on the scabbard, they are secure. Takes a little effort to move them off, but feels like it has to be an intentional thing, won't move by accident.
This sword has a good feel in the hand and is quite solidly constructed. The leather wrapped hilt, the peened pommel, and even the final fit and finish of this piece are incredible and beautiful. The only reason this sword gets a four out of five stars is simply because the sheath retention when I received this sword is too tight. However the people at Ronin Katana promptly responded to my concerns about this and said that it was most likely swelling from humidity and that it should loosen over time which it has at the time of writing this review. The leather in the sheath has started to take a miniscule cut near the throat from the blade slicing over the area from repeated drawings. The swelling of the sheath and the small cut prevent a five star rating as this sword is still very new but it still comes very highly recommended and it is the same high standard of craftsmanship that I have come to expect from Ronin Katana (my 2nd purchase from them) I look forward to future purchases from them.