Classic Medieval Longsword & Scabbard
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Product Code: 500794
Manufacturer: Windlass Steelcrafts
£175.00 (INC. VAT)
The term "long sword" designates a sword that is longer than a one handed sword: approximately 37 cm or longer. A long sword was primarily wielded using two hands, but thanks to the comparatively light weight of this classic long sword, one handed techniques are also possible.
Its double-edged blade has three fullers, but the two outer ones only run the length of the ricasso. The ricasso itself is large enough for your second hand to reach over the crossguard with langet to grasp it. This hold significantly increases the pressure behind thrust techniques. The wooden grip is wrapped in leather, and both the pear-shaped pommel and the crossguard are made of steel. Our classic long sword comes with a leather scabbard with a mount and chape.
Total length: 122 cm
Blade length: 96 cm
Grip length: 16 cm
Weight: 1.44 kg
Blade thickness (base): 4.4 mm
Blade thickness (CoP): 3.9 mm
Blade width (base): 4.8 cm
Blade width (CoP): 3.2 cm
Point of Balance (PoB): 14 cm
Center of Percussion (CoP): 26 cm
Oakeshott type: XIIIa
Price QualityNathanThe sword arrived quickly and was very well packaged and also well oiled,which is needed for these high carbon blades. I paid the little extra for the sharpening and it is indeed a very sharp sword, so no complaints there, thank you Southern Swords.
Now on to the sword itself. It is quite a hefty sword, but isn't too bad in the hands, though its handle is quite short making a two handed grip on the handle difficult,even with smaller hands. However it has a long pommel and a Ricasso (unsharpened part of the blade) which does allow for different grips. The sheath is simple and functional and the sword will not fall out of the sheath should you hold the sword upside down via the sheath, which also means it can be hung on the wall by its crossguard while sheathed, without having to worry about the sheath coming off. Overall the sword, like many Windlass Swords, is cheap,functional and looks good. Definitely worth consideration if you are looking for a Longsword.
Price QualityAlexanderThis is my first sword and I am very pleased with it. Simple and easy to handle, it has really impressed me this far and holds up well against practice targets
Price QualityTSotPI got this for christmas '16. An excellent looking Bastard Sword. Great balance and nice fittings and fixtures. Scabard is nice as well.
Tang is threaded and easy to tighten if needed, however everything is secure on mine.
Price QualityParsley MidnightA beautiful sword which is very well balanced, the leather work on the handle is very tidy along with the sheath, I have put it through its paces against another sword and it is holding up very well.
If you class yourself as not very strong then perhaps something with a longer handle, I personally am of average size and fitness and have no regrets with this item what so ever.
Price QualityA J SmithFine weight and balance. Looks fantastic. This is 6th Windlass sword and I will continue to buy them
Price QualityTTA very nice and solid sword all round, i love it.