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Balaur Arms - 14th Century Longsword - 2nd Quality - BR102X_MG

Balaur Arms - 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 1/2'' Blade: 35 1/2''
Retail Price:$259.95
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Blade: EN45 High Carbon Steel
Weight: 2 lb 9.3 oz
Edge:  Unsharpened
P.O.B.: 7 1/4''
Thickness: 4.1 mm - 3.8 mm
Width: 49.8 mm
Grip Length: 6 1/2''
Pommel: Peened
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Please Note: This sword is being sold at a discounted price as a 2nd quality item. Further details are below:

Forged by Balaur Arms, this Type XIIa longsword fits in well with swords throughout 14th century Europe and the origin of its blade design hearkens to the 13th century when increasingly tapered swords were developed to improve their thrusting ability. A classic Medieval design with a lenticular cross-section to its blade, these swords had long fullers to reduce unnecessary weight from the mid section with minimal loss to overall durability.

The blade is crafted from EN45 high carbon steel to possess a spring temper and a 50 - 52 HRc hardness. The hilt is steel and the blade is mounted and secured into the hilt with a stout peen on the pommel. The tang is quadrangular in shape to better resist shifting or loosening against the grip. The grip is fashioned from seasoned teak wood and bound in quality leather.

The companion scabbard of seasoned teak wood is overlaid in leather, capped with a steel chape and finally finished with an integrated leather sword belt which can be adjusted to fit with a metal buckle. The placement of the belt on this scabbard is intended to facilitate its use by a right-handed swordsman by allowing it to be worn on the left hip.

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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