Sword type X, 1, A – Sigvinais
One of the classic sword types X, 1, A typical for its wide blade, wide fuller and with brazil nut shapped pommel.
This particular sword has a slightly bigger pommel than swords of similar type. Typical for this sword is certain blade with fuller wider than one third of the blade width. The length of the fuller nearly touches the tip of the blade.
The original has inscription SIGVINAIS on the blade. One of the possible interpretations speaks about initial letters of inscription „S(ALVATOR) I(ESU) G(ENETRIX) V(IRGO) I(ESUS) N(OMINE) A(LTISSIMI) I(ESU) S(ALVATOR)“.
Sword type: X
Date: the beginning of the 11th century
Original can be found: collection Vojenský historický ústav Praha
Our replica is adjusted for fencing. Here are its proportions:
– double edged blunt blade
– overall lengt 92 cm
– blade 78,5 cm
– blade width 5,8 cm
– blade thickness at crossguard 0,6 cm
– wooden grip covered with linen and leather wrapped
– weight 1,4 kg