Castillion Sword

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Description of the Product

In the 1970's several swords of this type were recovered from the bottom of the River Dordogne in France. A little downstream is the town of Castillion, where a battle in July of 1453 essentially ended the Hundred Years’ War. The English commander John Talbot, the Earl of Shrewsbury, led his men on a rash attack on the emplaced siege lines of the French. Talbot and most of his 6,000 men were killed by heavy artillery fire; afterwards a strong attack destroyed what was left of the English. We have named this sword after that significant, terrible battle. Its sculpted beauty almost belies its deadliness. An excellent example of a sword type that combined the attributes of the long thrusting sword and the short, wide cutting sword, that were both in use during the early 1400’s. The well-tempered high carbon steel blade taper to a good point but still has the width needed to deliver a strong cut. Although this weapon could easily be used with one hand, the long elegant pommel that extends into the grip leaves room for an extra hand, making this a true hand-and-a-half sword. Circa 1450. Original can be seen in the book ”Blood and Red Roses”.

Weight 1.2kg
Overall 105cm
blade 86cm
long, 4.5cm
wide. Made by Windlass Steelcrafts.

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