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Gensteel Arming Sword

Gensteel Arming Sword
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Elegant High-Carbon Steel Arming Sword and Sheath

  • CUSTOM ENGRAVING AVAILABLE - See Below
  • Gorgeous, Sophisticated Sword
  • Oakshott Type XV with Extra Bells and What Not
  • Graceful Curling Tips on Guards
  • Tasteful Polished Wood Grip
  • Highly Polished Spade-Shaped Pommel
  • Carbon Steel Blade
  • Full Tang
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SBA-GENSTEELSWORD
$91
Out of Stock
Gensteel Arming Sword
SBA-GENSTEELSWORD-T
Sale
$135
$129
6 In Stock
Tempered Gensteel Arming Sword
Engrave this item for $15.  Engrave
SBA-GENSTEELSWORD-T-S
$144
6 In Stock
Tempered Gensteel Arming Sword, Sharpened
Engrave this item for $15.  Engrave
SBA-GENSTEELSWORD-SD
Sale
$91
$71
1 In Stock
Sword-Scratch and Dent Gensteel Arming (minor discoloration on guard)
Engrave this item for $15.  Engrave
Accessories
SBA-BELT-SWORDFROG
Sale
$22
$15
1 In Stock
Belt-Hung Sword Frog
SBA-BELT-SWORDFROG-BR
Sale
$22
$15
17 In Stock
Brown Belt-Hung Sword Frog
SBA-BELT-BALDRIC
Sale
$64
$43
10 In Stock
Side Hanger Baldric - Small to Large
SBA-CAREANDCLEANINGKIT
$4
20+ In Stock
Additional Care and Cleaning Kit (All SBA swords come with one standard)

* Stock items ship from Strongblade in 1-3 days. Please allow an additonal day for engraving or sharpening.
The Gensteel sword, if I may wax a little philosophical, is a fine example of the paradoxes of war. It is a beautiful thing to behold. Elegant and tapered, with gracefully curling tips on the guards and a sophisticated, spade-shaped pommel. It's a paradox because it was just this type of weapon that was used in hundreds of battles across England and France during the 12th century. Spelled out, the paradox, of course, is that a noble, dignified sword was responsible for the deaths of hundreds of thousands of brave men on both sides. But if life, as the Budhists put it, is suffering, and we must welcome calamity, as the Daoists state, then this sword is a function of the natural world, and, therefore, of even more beauty than it's purely physical aesthetic.

(editor's note: WTF? Are you smoking something? No more waxing philosophical. Just describe the sword, you hippy freak).

Fine. Let's examine the more pedestrian points of this sword. (editor: knock off the flowery language, too.) Sigh. Oh, the slings and arrows that fine. This sword is awesome. It's graceful, strong, noble and powerful. (editor: That's the spirit).

The two most noticeable parts of the sword are the guards and the grip, in that order. The guards slant downward slightly and curl beautifully at the tips, giving the sword a stately appearance. A polished wood guard, bulging slightly at the center, adds to the formal appearance of the sword. The highly polished, spade-shaped pommel has a decidedly French or Norman look to it and continues the sophisticated theme. A decorated leather-wrapped wood sheath comes with this sword.

This is very similar to an Oakeshott Type XV sword (for those of you who follow that sort of thing), with the exception of the pommel, and that the blade doesn't taper quite as much as most XVs do.

Historically, this was a soldier's sword. But I have to think that it was reserved for the upper ranks of soldiers, or possibly for nobility traveling with the troops. It's too good-looking a sword for the average trudge to afford.
Materials: High-Carbon Steel (EN45)
Overall Length: 38 Inches
Blade Length: 32 inches
Comes with a leather-wrapped wood scabbard.

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14th Century Arming Sword
product rating
5.00
out of
5
(3
Customer Reviews)

Overall
product rating
5.00
Reviewer:
Location:
Tucson, Az
Written on:
May 25, 2016
beautiful arming sword
Fine sword, looks very nice with a sharp taper. Diamond pattern, so not a light sword(about 3.5 lbs.). Seemed a little blade heavy, so swapped pommels with a Crecy sword, this brought the balance to perfection for me. very stout blade cuts very well. As with all mine, I covered the handle with leather and risers. Overall a very good reproduction of the Sword of Aurey.
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Overall
product rating
5.00
Reviewer:
Location:
phx ariz.
Written on:
November 05, 2015
gensteel arming sword
I really like the looks of this sword, it is little blade heavy but cuts very well,have cut mats and various water bottles with no problems.also the tang is made correct.like the promal,wooden handle ang the guard.great customer service.ray blundell
2 of 3 people found this review helpful.
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Overall
product rating
5.00
Reviewer:
Location:
Ohio
Verified
Written on:
July 30, 2015
Beautiful Sword
Beautiful sword. I had it engraved for a birthday present. It was a big hit. The engraving came out awesome. Quick turn around too.
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