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The Giornico Swiss Arming Sword, circa 1478

The Giornico Swiss Arming Sword, dating back to around 1478, is named after the battle between the Swiss cantons and the Milanese. This arming sword is known for its lightweight and exceptional speed. The elegant style of the pommel and guard reflects the period's emphasis on not only effectiveness but also aesthetics, aiming to enhance the user's appearance.

During this era, the complex hilt was still in development, but a more simplified hilt design was preferred for heavier combat. The Giornico Swiss Arming Sword was also commonly used in sword and buckler combat, a popular method of resolving disputes across much of Europe.

The sword comes with a high-quality scabbard, featuring wood lining, leather covering, and steel components.

Overall Length: 35 inches
Blade Length: 28.5 inches
Handle Length: 6.875 inches
Grip Length: 3.75 inches
Weight: 2 lbs 1 oz.
Balance Point: 2.75 inches below the hilt

This sword is a timeless piece, offering both historical significance and functional beauty. Its lightweight and well-balanced design make it a joy to handle, whether for display or martial use.

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SKU#: KOA-43938
Price: $679.00
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