MAA ARMING SWORD 88ARM COLD STEEL
The Arming Sword takes its inspiration from the side arm of choice for many of history’s foot soldiers and journeyman warriors. Smaller and more agile than many of the heavier swords on the battlefield, this double edged blade was light enough to be easily wielded with one hand, and stiff enough to find vulnerable gaps in a knight’s plate armor, or burst through his mail!
Cold Steel's interpretation of this lightning fast fighter’s sword is the 88ARM Arming Sword from their Man At Arms Collection (MAA). Made from expertly heat treated carbon steel the entire sword features a richly blued to an inky black finish. Featuring pronounced upturned parrying quillons, a fluted leather grip, and a counter balancing wheel pommel, the Arming Sword is beautifully balanced, and, with all blued steel fittings, it’s good looking too! Measuring 34 3/4 inches overall, The Cold Steel Man At Arms Arming Sword has a 28 inch sharpened blade crafted from 1090 high carbon steel. The grip is overlaid in black leather with ribbed risers beneath the leather for an enhanced grip.
The MAA Arming Sword is sold complete with a hand stitched black leather scabbard with a steel throat and chape. A matching companion Cold Steel MAA Arming Dagger (88ARDM) is also available and sold separately. Read more on Functional Series Swords
• Overall Length: 34 3/4" • Blade Length: 28" • Blade Width at Guard: 2" • Hilt Length: 9 3/8" • Grip Length: 4 1/4'' • Guard Width: " • Blade Edge: Sharp • Blade: 1090 High Carbon Steel • Blade Thickness: 6 mm - 3.1 mm • Point of Balance: 4 1/4" below guard • Grip: Black leather w/ribbed risers • Pommel: Nut • Sword Weight: 2 lb 7.2 oz
With an acutely tapered, quadrangular point, MAA Arming Sword design is a very capable cut-and-thrust sword. Robust and practical, this arming sword is akin to the types worn as sidearm swords for both the knightly class and well-equipped men-at-arms of the late Medieval period. Swords of this type were well-at-home at the sword belt of crossbowmen and halberdiers, with more finely finished examples being wielded by squires and knights.
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