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The spatha, the sword that was developed in the Iron Age, was the most frequently used sword in Western Europe until the Middle Ages. Combined with a shield this sword was deadly. The point of the sword was rounded, so not suitable for stabbing, but because of the two sharp edges the sword could be very well used. Only from the 11th century onwards the medieval swords developed a cross-guard and in the period of the crusades the design remained nearly the same: a cross shape with a slim blade and different shaped pommels.
This 93 cm long sword is based on the marshall sword that was based on the most faithful knights of Henry II, Richard Lionheart and John Lackland. The 76 cm long blade has no sharp edges or tip and has three fullers for extra balance, so the marshall sword is perfect for re-enactment. The blade has a max. width of 4,5 cm and the rounded edge is 2,5 to 3 mm. The wooden grip is covered with leather and is made uneven for an optimal grip. The included scabbard is made of fiberglass, which provides extra sturdiness and protection from rust. It has two leather bands for fastening and is decorated with metal. The total weight is 950 g.
This re-enactment sword is made of high quality carbon steel which consists of 0,85 to 0,98 % carbon, 0,60 to 0,90 % manganese, up to 0,04% phosphorus and up to 0,05% sulphur. It has a hardness of 50 HRC. This sword is an Oakeshott type XIII.
Length: 93 cm;
Blade length: 76 cm;
Grip length: 17 cm;
Blade width at guard: 4.5 cm;
Weight: 950 g;
Steel type: AISI 1090 carbon steel, hardness 50 HRC;
Edge: Blunt (3 mm battle-ready);
Tang construction: Full tang construction;
Grip wrapping: Wood, Leather;
Based on a historic original: Yes;
Transport weight (in gram): 3000 *
This sword is ideal for beginning sword fighters and light fights, but is not covered by any warranty.
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.
Tip: How to adjust the finish of your armour and weaponry
Luxurious (polished)- polish the steel with metal polish or toothpaste. You can even give the item a mirror-like polish. Test on a small surface first!
Handmade (matte)- soak the steel in cola for 40 minutes to 20 hours. Check regularly and treat with black sandpaper.
Antique (patinated) leave the steel to rust for some time in a damp environment, preferably outside. Remove the red layer of rust, to reveal the corroded top layer.
Please note. After finishing the product yourself, the warranty and return right expire. Celtic WebMerchant is not responsible for the obtained result.