One-handed sword UMF
One-handed sword UMF-Armory is a modern stylization of one-handed swords of the XIV century, for training and competitions in historical fencing according to the rules of Ukrainian medieval fencing
The one-handed sword of the Romanesque type is a transitional link between the Carolingians, better known as the “Viking sword”, and swords of the high Middle Ages.
Compared to the Carolingians, the sword becomes longer and narrower, focused on the hit, and not only on the chopping blow. The universal simple shape of the crosshair made it possible to use a one-handed sword in various situations, as a main or auxiliary weapon in war, for foot and equestrian combat, as well as a ceremonial or service weapon in peacetime, etc.
Over time, the one-handed sword develops into 2 different branches of bladed weapons. The military sword becomes longer, heavier, and more convenient for fighting from a horse, and turns into a knightly long sword. The civilian sword becomes even narrower and lighter, acquires additional protection for the hand and fingers, and turns into a Bolognese sword.
In modern tournament Hema fencing, the one-handed sword is most often used in conjunction with a buckler or large shield (tarch).
The one-handed sword of the Romanesque type HF-Armory is a modern stylization of the one-handed swords of the 14th century, for training and competition in historical fencing. The weight, length and other performance characteristics of the sword are made according to the rules of the Ukrainian Medieval Fencing hema fencing tournaments.
Material – blade high-carbon spring-spring steel 60s2a hardened to 51-53 units.
A flat blade with a fuller, with a safety tip. Flexible in the last third.
Length – 99 cm.
Blade length – 81 cm.
Handle length – 15 cm.
Weight – 1020g.