HALFLANG BROADSWORD - S5705M
Scottish Halflang Broadsword
These swords are maticulously hand crafted. They are the finest and strongest swords available. The tangs are actual full tangs, not the typical rat tail that are found in most decorative swords. The high quality blades are hand forged using EN45 Spring steel to make the blade non brittle and give it a spring like quality that will not warp. Tempered for strength and finished with sharp edges and a point. HistoryIt is not until the 15th century that through the examination of tomb slabs and grave effigies that we can clearly identify distinctively Scottish styled single and double handed swords. Once such sword-often referred to as a halflang falls into this category and through this sword it is possible to see many features that are also present on the latter period highland claidheamh-mor or great sword. With a tapering double edged blade and a socketed guard- from which langlets ie. Short strips of metal projecting from the centre of the guard area down the blade. The quillions of the halflang are angled downwards in the direction of the blade and complete the look of this distinctive style of sword. Pommels are of disc type and often have a concave face to them. In the halflang sword it is possible to see a uniquely Scottish design that has all of the features and handling characteristics of the other swords in use throughout the rest of western Europe.
Key Features EN45 Spring Steel Historically accurate High Quality Construction Dimensions: 102 X 21 X 2 CM