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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.
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.
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.
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