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Balaur Arms - 13th to 14th Century Longsword - 2nd Quality - BR101X_MG

Balaur Arms - 13th to 14th Century Longsword -  2nd Quality

Please note: Demonstrations in these videos may represent torture tests under ideal conditions and do not imply a sword will handle this type of activity consistently. Swords should only be used to cut approved materials, and proper training should be sought before partaking in this dangerous activity.
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Overall Length: 44 3/4'' Blade: 35 3/4''
Retail Price:$259.95

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Blade: EN45 High Carbon Steel
Weight: 2 lb 13 oz
Edge:  Unsharpened
P.O.B.: 6 7/8''
Thickness: 4.1 mm - 3.7 mm
Width: 51.4 mm
Grip Length: 6 7/8''
Pommel: Peened

Please Note: This sword is being sold at a discounted price as a 2nd quality item. Further details are below:

This Balaur Arms longsword has a classic lenticular cross section and a long-fullered design typical of many classic medieval swords of the 13th - 14th century. It is a Type XIIa blade designed to reduce much of a blade’s unnecessary weight whilst giving it a tapered profile better suited for contending with the improved armor of the time over earlier swords. The forged blade is EN45 high carbon steel with a finished spring temper and an overall hardness of 50 - 52 HRc. The sword is fitted to the hilt with a solid peen of the tang over the pommel. Adding to its overall durability is the shape of the rectangular tang - a form which is substantially less likely to turn or shift in the grip than a round tang. The crossguard and pommel are steel and the grip is seasoned teak wood which has been bound in tight leather.

The sword is paired with a wooden scabbard of seasoned teak which is wrapped in leather and finished with a steel chape. An adjustable leather sword belt is integrated into the scabbard which can be fastened with a metal buckle. The scabbard is meant to be worn on the left hip to facilitate use by a right-handed swordsman.

This 2nd Quality sword is being sold at discounted price because it did not meet brand quality standards. These factory second swords are sturdily made, have a quality spring temper and good design coupled with attention being paid to weight, balance and handling. However, these 2nd quality swords do have some production issues that we hope will be corrected in the future. The following are some of the common issues which may be present with these 2nd quality items:

Blades that have a twist - some have this present in the general length, but more commonly it is the tips alone which have a twist in the blade. These twists / blade warps are not as pronounced as items we rate as ‘’munitions grade’’ and thus these swords can still be sharpened and used capably for target cutting, though these blade shape irregularities will necessarily be sub-optimal for highly refined techniques.

Pommels which may not line up with the hilt

Roughly-executed blade slots in crossguards with spots of visible glue present.

Some visible glue at the seams of the leather

Scabbard chape may not match example in photo.

The last few photo of this item shows an example of a blade twist.

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