Kingston Arms Atrim Design Type XVIII Knights Sword 33.25" Overall, Leather Wrapped Wood Scabbard - SM36060
CISM36060: Knights Sword - Atrim Design Type XVIII
The first in a series of swords designed by Gis Trim and produced by Kingston Arms to his performance sword specs, this is a beauty of a single hander.
This sword features the classic diamond cross section of Oakeshott's Type XVIII specification, typical of the short sword used by knights and men at arms of the 15th century. The stiff blade and acute point would be used to find the small chinks and exposed gaps in armor at the joints. This took a sword capable of quick movements and accurate point control, far from the club-like swords typically associated with the medieval knight bashing away at plate armor... Not just a thrusting sword through the Type XVIII has a slow tapering curve to the point, making cutting against unarmored opponents quite effective.
Atrim designed 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 and finish a step ahead. The blade is hand forged mono-tempered 9260 spring steel, flat ground with a handsome 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 Angus Trim (Atrim)
- Hand Forged 9260 Spring Steel
- Wood Core Scabbard Included
- Blade Length: 27"
- Handle Length: 4.25"
- Overall Length: 33.25"
- Point of Balance: 3.5"
- Point of Harmonics: 18"
- Blade Material: 9260 Spring Steel
- Handle Material: Solid Wood Core with Leather Wrap
- Sheath Material: Wood Core with Leather Wrapped 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.