Kingston Arms Atrim Design Type XIV Arming Sword 34.25" Overall, Wood Core Leather Covered Scabbard - SM36050
CISM36050: Arming Sword - Atrim Design Type XIV
The second in a series of performance oriented swords designed by Gus Trim and produced by Kingston Arms, the early 13th-century style arming sword has a very slight forward balance... making it quick in the hand and devastating in the cut.
Based on Oakeshott's Type XIV specification these swords were used in the 13th to early 14th century in that transitional period from mail armor to the full on plate worn in the 15th century. This sword is, therefore, more cut oriented than later period swords with a more acute point than earlier examples. This melding of cut and thrust ability coincides perfectly with the use of the sword and shield or bucket of the time.
Atrim Design Performance Swords
We spent a lot of time discussing with Gus his methodology for developing what he would call a "performance-oriented" sword. Without getting too deep into it Gus, along with Tinker Pearce, was one of the pioneering sword makers to incorporate the notion of harmonic balance into his sword designs. Informed by historical examples and his own experimentation Gus has been making swords for decades now that seem to float in your hand. For this sword Gus left the aesthetics and materials up to us, it was the design (weight, balance, taper, harmonics) we had to get right. It took several rounds of samples (not to mention a botched first run) but we finally nailed it.
Not satisfied with just getting the design right we wanted to push it further. We had the fundamentals down but chose to take the materials and fit an and finish a step ahead. The blade is hand forged mono-tempered 9260 spring steel, flat ground with a satin finish. The fittings are high-quality stainless steel exactly matching Gus' design. The grip is a solid wood core, cord-wrapped for strength with a textured leather over-wrap. The scabbard is a solid wood core, with stainless steel chape and stitched leather wrap.
- Designed by Atrim
- Hand Forged 9260 Spring Steel Blade
- Wood Core Leather Covered Scabbard Included
- Blade Length: 28"
- Handle Length: 6.25"
- Overall Length: 34.25"
- Point of Balance: 4.5"
- Point of Harmonics: 18"
- Blade Material: 9260 Spring Steel
- Handle Material: Wood Core with Leather Wrap
- Sheath Material: Wood Core Leather Covered Scabbard
- Weight: 2 lbs. 2 oz.
- Made in China
Leather is known for its durability and traditional appeal. When compared to Kydex it is preferred for its silence when bumped against other objects, as well as blade retention.
Provides a traditional, natural look and feel to a modern tool. Wood absorbs shock well and is popular in axe handles.