The I:33

(Sword and buckler practice sword)

This sword exhibits the look and handling characteristics of the swords used in the plates from “Fechtbuch I.33,” an anonymous German manuscript from approximately 1300. It is highly significant as the earliest surviving manual of swordsmanship. Known as Manuscript I.33 (and pronounced “One thirty-three” rather than “Eye-thirty-three”) it deals entirely with the use of the Medieval sword and buckler. This “Sword & Buckler” manuscript now in the collection of the Royal Armouries in Leeds, England, has been traditionally referred to as the “Tower Fechtbuch”, or number I.33 (Tower of London manuscript I.33, Royal library Museum, British Museum No. 14 E iii, No. 20, D. vi.). Read more about the I:33 Manuscript at the ARMA website here. The sword features rounded edges, stainless steel hilt components, and a treated cord-wrapped grip.

Total length: 38″ (96.52 cm)
Blade length: 31.25″ (79.38 cm)
Blade width: 1.875″ (4.76 cm)
CoG: 4.375″ (11.11 cm)
CoP: 20.5″ (52.1 cm))
Weight: 2 lbs 8.9 oz (1.16 kg)