This medieval arming sword is made of stainless steel blade and leather handle. It is full size at 36". The leather scabbard is included in the price.
The arming sword was the standard sword of the medieval Europeanknight. The term came into use to differentiate the standard single handed sword from other recently developed types such as the war sword and great sword. It is so called because it was worn with armour.
It was typically used with a sheild or buckler; however, there are many texts and pictures depicting effective arming sword without the benefit of a shield. According to medieval texts, in the absence of a shield the empty (normally left) hand could be used for grabbing or grappling opponents. The arming sword was overall a light, versatile sword.