Man at Arms (MAA) Arming Sword
The medieval man-at-arms was a stalwart and dependable fighter who exhibited great martial prowess with a range of weapons. He was the veteran of many conflicts and was often first into the fray. Although he was not a Knight, he fought and trained alongside them as a brother in arms. To honor these rugged, salt-of-the-earth warriors, Cold Steel has created a range of true journeyman’s weapons called the Man at Arms Collection.
These battle-ready weapons may lack the gleaming blades and polished silver steelwork of Cold Steel’s high-end weapons, but they are quite similar in quality and performance. The fully sharpened and blued blades have a distinctive gun metal finish that complements the black handles. And when well-oiled, they are gleamingly beautiful in their own right.
The Man at Arms collection features a selection of some of Cold Steel’s finest blades, but at a markedly reduced price. If you always wanted a Cold Steel piece but couldn’t afford one, this collection is made for you.
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 made from expertly heat-treated high carbon steel and richly blued to an inky black finish. Featuring pronounced upturned parrying quillons, a fluted leather grip and a counterbalancing wheel pommel, the Arming Sword is beautifully balanced, and, with all blued steel fittings, it is good-looking too!
The MAA Arming Sword is sold complete with a hand-stitched black leather scabbard with steel throat and chape.
– Material: 1090 high carbon steel with gun metal finish
– Overall length: approx. 88.3 cm
– Blade length: approx. 71.1 cm
– Blade thickness: approx. 5 mm
– Handle length: approx. 17.1 cm
– Weight: approx. 1140 g
– Incl. leather scabbard with blued steel fittings
– Cold Steel Product No.: 88ARM