From 1300 onwards the shape and strength of the sword changed rapidly because the growing use of armour and a shield was unnecessary. The grip and the blade became longer so that it could be used two-handed now that a shield was not longer necessary. The large swords were longswords that could only be used with two hands. They were the predecessors of the later and even larger two-handed swords. Large swords were only used by infantrymen. The shape of the blade was first wide and flat, later on slimmer and more pointed and also the later point was thinner to better pierce the armour.
This sword has a length of 109 cm and has a blade of 86 cm that is hand-forged of carbon steel. The width of the cross-guard is 20 cm. It weighs approx. 1,75 kg.
Length: 109 cm;
Blade length: 86 cm;
Grip length: 20 cm;
Weight: 1750 g;
Steel type: EN45 carbon steel 48 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 item is semi-sharp and designed for decorative purposes. It can be made razor sharp at a surcharge. When using the sharpening service, the return right and warranty expires. The extra delivery time is approx. 2 weeks.
The blade of this sword can be blunted (2,5-3 mm) at a surcharge of â‚¬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 cannot be shipped to countries outside the EU due to its length.
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.
Dit zwaard biedt naar mijn idee de juiste waarde voor zijn geld. Hij zit degelijk in elkaar, maar de afwerking is niet van hoogstaand niveau. De griplengte is 16cm ipv de aangegeven 20, 21cm als je de pommel meerekent. De kling is ietwat getordeerd. Ik heb hem op dit moment nog niet in de praktijk gebruikt, maar de balans voelt goed. Al met al ben ik er tevreden over, voor een bedrag van pakweg 90 tientjes mag je geen wonderen verwachten en ik denk dat wat je er wel voor krijgt met dit zwaard meer dan voldoende is.