Whether you are a descendant of the Bruce family or simply an avid collector of swords, you will truly appreciate this piece as a real beauty.
Based on Scottish swords of the period, it features a slopping crossguard, beautiful spatulate ends and a round pommel with a riveted block.
Our version, from the smiths of Windlass Steelcrafts, has a tempered high-carbon blade with double fullers running nearly the full length.
All of the fittings are solid brass, which have been given an antique finish.
The wooden handle has been covered in soft, black leather for a sure grip.
The sword comes complete with a black leather period scabbard with sword belt and antique brass fittings
Overall Length: 41-1/2"
Blade Length: 32-3/4"
Blade Width: 2"
Blade Thickness: 3/16"
Weight: 3 lbs / 2 oz
Material: 1065 High Carbon Steel
Price QualityDonaldThis is my fifth Windlass sword, and my goodness is it my immediate new favourite.
It's an Oakeshott XIII, if I had to guess - although the grip/blade lengths make narrowing it down further a bit difficult, which is not uncommon with Windlass swords, it seems.
Still, we've got a sword that feels incredible when treated as a hand-and-a-half - the grip is a generous single-hander bit it and the pommel combined are huge, and the sword begs to be wielded with both hands. That and an incredibly big blade that holds its width all the way down make for a sword you really believe could knock a Knight down.
Lookswise, the dual fullers look great, but the forward-swept brass quillons are STUNNING. Lobated with a slight twist to the metal. Wonderful stuff.
In short - I love this sword so much I almost immediately bought a second, to make sure I'll always have one.
Oh, and if you've seen Outlaw King on Netflix, you'll recognise it as the sword of the Good Sir James, aka the Black Douglas. The Bruce also seems to use one, although a more heavily customised variant.