The Longford Sword & Scabbard
Product Code: DA1542
Manufacturer: Darksword Armoury
£510.00 (INC. VAT)
These Swords Are Hand Forged In Batches To Order, Please Allow 8 - 12 Weeks For The Forging Process After Order - As These Swords Are Made In Batches The Options You Pick May Be In Stock Allowing For Faster Delivery Times.
The Longford was used by the Swiss or German longsword masters during the Renaissance. Some texts used by these instructors still survive and inform a number of Medieval and Renaissance martial artists who want to train in classical European swordplay without entering into the realm of sport fencing. Unlike sport fencing, the arts used by these fighters are designed for serious combat, when knowing how to properly parry a thrust could save your life.
The Longford boasts a long, tapered blade common to 15th Century medieval swords. A unique feature to this blade is a thick ricasso at the base, adding stability and strength and also allowing a safe place for a gloved hand to grasp when the sword would need to be used in closer combat. An attractive, curled guard and scentstopper pommel complete this sword nicely. The fuller extends ¾ of the length of the blade and is complimented by a central ridge.
This two handed sword is named after the Longford Castle, located on the banks of the River Avon south of Salisbury, Wiltshire, England.
5160 High Carbon Steel, Tempered to a Rockwell of 60
Fittings: Mild Steel Blade
Thickness: 1.34 mm
Total Length: 50"
Blade Length: 39"
Weight: 3lbs 2 oz.