Medieval Single Hand Sword Museum Quality - S5711M
Medieval Single Hand Sword Museum Quality
Ref: S5711M Made by John Barnett Medieval Single Hand Sword 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. Steel guard and pommel with a leather over oak wire wrapped grip. 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.
History By the 12th century the swords of Western Europe had evolved into cruciform hilted weapons with circular wheel shaped pommels, and long double edged blades- often with a fuller or bloodgroove running down the centre. These were the weapons carried by the Christians knights in the crusades and represented through the cross shaped hilt the Christian faith and high ideals that a chivalric knight was aspiring to uphold. Although the elegance, simplicity and shear beauty of these swords cannot be denied they were essentially combat weapons and when used from the back of a horse had devastating cutting power. Many knightly swords have been recovered from tombs and some of these weapons have survived through the centuries in spectacular condition.
Key Features EN45 Spring Steel Historically accurate High Quality Construction Measurements Specification Blade Length 82.0cm Blade Width 4.5cm Grip Length 11.2cm Overall Length 100cm