Arming sword is type of one-handed sword, which is transition piece between carolings, better known as the «Viking sword» and the swords of high middle ages.
Arming sword became longer and with less wide blade, and especcialy tip, compared to caroling, and comfortable for not only for strikes, but on thrusts too. Сross functional and simple shape of crossguard let use arming sword in different situations as main or additional weapon for cavalry or dismounted battles during war and as decorative or duty weapon in peace time.
After a while arming sword develops in two ways of weapon
• Military sword became longer, heavier, more comfortable for horse battle and transforms into knight’s
• Civil sword became less wide and more light, receive additional hand and finger protection and
transforms into side – sword.
In modern HEMA tournament fencing, arming sword is most often used with a buckler or a big shield.
HF-Armory arming sword is a modern stylization of the Italian XIV-s century arming swords for historical fencing
practice and competitions.
Blade material – 60s2a high-carbon spring-spring steel hardened up to 51-53 units
Diamond shape blade with a safe tip. Flexible in the last third.
Length – 110 cm
Blade length – 95 cm
Handle length – 15 cm
Weight – 1130 g