How can you be a "Knight of the Air"* without a sword?
The question that every RAF and Royal Canadian Air Force officer always ask: "Why are Royal Air Force swords so expensive?" It is a good question. After all American and French pattern air force swords are just as complex as as the Commonwealth pattern, but cost a fraction of the price. Air Force officers with a Queen's commission deserve the same treatment. We have answered the call with this beautiful current pattern (ERII) sword.
Blade: Made of AISI 1055 High Carbon tempered Steel which matches the sealed pattern. Why not stainless steel? High Carbon steel has a tensile strength like fighting swords whereas stainless steel is brittle and tends to shatter when struck with force. Therefore if the swords, for example, are used in fencing demonstrations they are designed to withstand reasonable contact with objects. The image above shows the etching detail.
Guard: As the above close up attests, the hilt is beautifully gilded with 18kt Gold, and will dazzle the eyes of spectators. The ER II Royal cypher is beautifully etched.
Grip: In January 2006 the stingray was added to the endangered species list of the OSES. Being good environmental stewards we have chosen imitation white grip instead of ray skin. There is also practical reasons for this decision. Objects made from endangered animals do not flow freely through borders and this may become problematic in the future when an officer is deployed abroad. In addition imitation grips are longer lasting. It is the safe choice. It is the right choice.
Scabbard: A black leather scabbard with elegantly crafted gilt fittings finishes the sword. Please note: it is included in the price of the sword. Not including a scabbard in the price of a sword is simply bad taste.
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Shipping (One Sword)
Extra Sword add:
1 - 7 business days
(excluding Hawaii and Alaska)
4 - 7 business days
7 - 10 business days
*Western and Northern Europe
7- 10 business days
*Eastern Europe (Poland, Czech R., Slovak R., Hungary)
7-10 business days
Other (Australia, New Zealand, Malta, etc)
Shipping times are after your order has been processed.
*$US prices for US residents only. All other country clients are charged in Canadian Dollars.
*There are some remote territories of countries that have an additional shipping fee (client notified if an issue)
UPS (United Parcel Service) is a package courier: ups.com
Taxes, Duties, Restrictions, etc... For Canadian residents please add GST or HST (if applicable to your province). United Kingdom residents please be aware, HM Customs will charge you the VAT. For United States residents there is no duty, restrictions, brokerage fees, or taxes on your sword orders when shipped through UPS.
All countries with shipping rates listed above can import our swords into their country (however there may be taxes and customs fees to pay). Other International clients please contact your customs department to determine fees, taxes, and restrictions. When inquiring to your government please note that the sword you wish to import is a historic replica and has no sharp edges. We have shipped our swords to over 18 different countries.
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