Schiavona

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Description of the Product

Almost every major arms and armor collection boasts at least one schiavona. They range from highly decorative to bare bone plain. The baskets on the schiavona are made in a great variety of forms, are all excellent protection for the sword hand and wrist. Almost all schiavona have a steel basket and a brass "cat's head" pommel. It was typically fitted with a double edged blade, made for swordplay that utilizes the cut as the main combat tactic. Some of the schiavona blades were so thin it is hard to believe, and back up the fact that this is a deadly cutting sword. The swordsman, armed with a schiavona and buckler would be hard to stand against, and woe to an opponent armed with a rapier. A beautiful and important sword that saw use throughout Europe wherever Venice traded or fought. Made from well tempered, high carbon steel. Scabbard is included with this functional sword. Circa 1600-1700.

Overall 100cm
(39 ¼”), blade 85cm
(33 ½”) long, 4.4cm
(1 ¾”) wide, 4.8mm
(3/16”) thick. Weight 1.25kg
(2 lbs 12oz). Made by Windlass Steelcrafts.

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