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Balaur Arms - 15th Century Italian Longsword - 2nd Quality - BR104

Balaur Arms - 15th Century Italian Longsword -  2nd Quality
 

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Overall Length: 45 1/2'' Blade: 34 7/16''
$249.95

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Blade: EN45 High Carbon Steel
Weight: 3 lbs 1.4 oz
Edge:  Unsharpened
P.O.B.: 3''
Thickness: 7.2 mm - 2.5 mm
Width: 47.6 mm
Grip Length: 8''
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:

The Balaur Arms 15th Century Italian Longsword is a swift striking cut-and-thrust longsword which transitions with ease between guards; the sword is easy to point and quick on both acceleration and recovery. Its weight and balance are such that it can be used single-handedly if needed, though the longsword style grip impedes this manner of usage for sustained action.

The blade is forged from EN45 high carbon steel with a spring-temper and a satin polish finish. The hollow ground blade reduces weight throughout the body of the blade whilst retaining a central ridge for stiffness and durability. This hollow ground cross section takes on a flattened form in its main cutting portion due to distal tapering and this serves to give the blade a shallow profile to minimize drag as the blade passes through a target.

The crossguard and pommel are both forged by hand and the blade has been solidly anchored and mounted into the hilt with a skillfully shaped peen which has been melded into the pommel tip itself. The wooden grip is crafted from wood and is finished with a tightly bound wrap of brown leather. The sword comes with a wooden scabbard with a wrap of brown leather and chape fitting of steel.

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.


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 photos of this item show examples of some of the aforementioned issues.
 






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