One Handed Swords
Product Name: Cain
Period: A.D. 1250 – 1300.
Source: Musee de l’Armée, France
Blade Typology: Type XII (after Oakeshott’s Classification)
Blade Cross Section: Fullered lenticular
Pommel: I (after Oakeshott’s Classification)
Guard: Style 2, octagonal (after Oakeshott’s Classification)
Overall Length: 95 cm
Blade Length: 78 cm
Max Blade Width: 4.8 cm
Guard Width: 20 cm
Grip Length: 10 cm (pommel not included)
PoB: 11.5 cm
Edge Thickness: 1.5 mm
Weight: approx. 1187 gr.
Hardening: 50 HRC
A Dark Fairy-Tail
“Once upon a time, there was a creature with two heads born from the same spark. They were both sons of God, they were strong and fierce together. Then one ate the other, who became the tail, so that the survivor could never forget his decision.”
Cain is an Oakeshott Type XII, inspired by a similar sword preserved in Musée de l’Armée and aimed to practice sword and buckler from the I.33 medieval tradition.
On the cuir-bouilli and tooled chape, the story comes to life.
>> Discover more about the sword’s anatomy.