Coustille Long Dagger / Short Sword


Product Code: 501014

Manufacturer: Windlass Steelcrafts

£107.86 (INC. VAT)

£107.86 (INC. VAT)


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The coustille dagger dates back to the beginning of the 14th century. It was especially popular with French foot soldiers and some units even called themselves "coustilliers" (see Oakeshott, "The Archaeology of Weapons," p. 253). Especially in places where only aristocrats were allowed to carry swords, coustilles were widespread. A coustille is large enough to compete with a sword, but small enough to be concealed easily.


Whether you call it a short sword or long dagger, the double-edged, acutely pointed blade is suitable for both thrusting and cutting techniques. Our coustille has a fuller that makes it surprisingly lightweight. The wheel pommel gives this coustille good balance and prevents your hand from slipping off the slightly convex, leather-wrapped grip. Our coustille comes with a leather scabbard.


Total length: 57 cm
Blade length: 42 cm
Grip length: 9.5 cm
Weight: 0.7 kg
Blade thickness (base): 4 mm
Blade width (base): 5.2 cm
Point of Balance (PoB): 2 cm

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    Review by Rick
    Great dagger.balance 1in from hilt, well finished,no rattling.sharpning service Worth every penny. Cuts paper well, not quite ready to shave but getting there. 6 days including sharpening to in my hands in Portland OR. Now that is fast! Great job southern swords! Thank you much.