Norman Long Sword - S5704M
Norman Long SwordMuseum Quality 10th Century Made by John Barnett 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 and finished with sharp edges and a point. Key Features: Hand Crafted High Quality Construction Historically accurate EN45 Stainless Steel Specifications: Blade length 35" Overal Length 42" Weight 3.5 lbs The Norman Long SwordBy the beginning of the eleventh century a new style of sword was making its appearance in Western Europe. With a brazil nut shaped pommel, a long straight guard and a long tapering double edged blade the first clearly recognisable medieval sword had made its debut. The Viking name for this sword type was gaddhjalt-spikehilt. When the Normans invaded England in 1066 a great many of these swords came ashore with these heavily armoured horse mounted warriors, the era of the medieval knight was about to begin. These swords with their greater reach were especially suited to the tactics of the Norman warriors although the Saxons and Vikings of the time were also using similar sword types.