This replica sword is based on the sword of Henry V of England. Henry was one of the most powerful kings of England and is especially known for his involvement in the 100 Years War with France and his war against the Welsh leader Owain Glyndwr. The sword had disappeared for years until it was found in the tomb in Westminster Abbey. It has simple but elegant decorations, so this sword was meant for real battle and not for ceremonial purposes. Nowadays the sword is part of the collection of Westminster Abbey in the City of Westminster.
The blade shows the changing function of the sword from that period - from slashing to stabbing. The cross-guard is slightly bent to block the sword of the enemy and throw it to the ground. The grip is made of wood covered with black leather. The sword has a length of 87,5 cm with a blade of 70 cm and a thickness of 0,5 cm. It weighs 2,25 kg.
This sword is an Oakeshott type XVIII.
Length: 88 cm;
Blade length: 70 cm;
Grip length: 18 cm;
Blade width at guard: 4.5 cm;
Weight: 1300 g;
Steel type: 1056 carbon steel, hardness 52-54 HRC;
Tang construction: Full tang construction;
Grip wrapping: Wood, Leather;
Based on a historic original: Yes;
Transport weight (in gram): 2000 *
The blade of this sword can be blunted (2,5-3 mm) at a surcharge of €70,00. Please note: although the thickness will be the same as a battle-ready sword, the return right and warranty expires when using the blunting service. Please contact us if you wish to use the blunting service, or make a note at the last step of your shiopping cart. The extra delivery time is approx. 2 weeks.
This item is produced in limited quantities only. This means that every piece is unique. Sizes & finish may vary lightly from piece to piece.
We do not sell this product to customers under the age of 18. Click here for more information on the European arms acts.
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