Late Medieval One Handed Sword
Product Code: 500664
Manufacturer: Windlass Steelcrafts
£179.00 (INC. VAT)
This late medieval one handed sword has no unusual features and there are swords that look better when they are hanging on a wall. But if you aren't interested in wall decoration and want to use your sword for the purpose it was forged for, this one is the right one for you. Its pure simplicity is mirrored in its functional handling. The hand forged blade of carbon steel is optimally balanced, and its tapered shape and long fuller make it relatively lightweight. This late medieval one handed sword has a full tang that is riveted at the top of the heavy wheel pommel. Both the pommel and the slightly curved crossguard are made of steel. The hardwood grip is wrapped with slightly fluted leather.
This late medieval one handed sword includes a black leather scabbard with a mount and chape.
Total length: 101.5 cm
Blade length: 85.5 cm
Grip length: 9.5 cm
Weight: 1.24 kg
Blade thickness (base): 4.2 mm
Blade thickness (CoP): 4.1 mm
Blade width (base): 5.0 cm
Blade width (CoP): 3.1 cm
Point of Balance (PoB): 11.5 cm
Center of Percussion (CoP): 31 cm
Oakeshott type: XVIIId
Price QualityDan ADescribed as a late Medieval sword of type XVIIId, I would more likely agree with other reviews of this sword - as an earlier type XII, although the blade is slightly on the long side for this type, and the fuller extends slightly too long down the blade, however swords do not always fit neatly into exact categories. I would say that the cross section of the blade is more lenticular than flattened diamond - which again points to it being more type XII.
Like most Windlass products - the quality of the craftsmanship is excellent - especially considering the price point. The tempering of the blade is spot on - it has a good flex but not overly floppy. If you hold it into the light there are distinctly visible hammer blows - evidence of traditional, skilled workmanship.
A simple, well balanced, no frills arming sword. I would place it to around the early to mid 14th century.
Excellent customer service from Southern Swords - delivered swiftly and received in good condition - many thanks.