15th Century Longsword

271.00€

The longsword, often called a hand-and-half, saw a great deal of service as a weapon of war, but was also employed a great deal as a civilian weapon of self- defense. Coupled with a dagger, the longsword was an excellent defense against robbers, thieves, footpads, assassins and even some of the robber bands that might roam the countryside. A good serviceable point allowed it to be used for thrusting, and a medium weight allowed it to be used easily and carried with equal ease. This weight also allowed it to be used with one hand with a dagger in the other. But when needed, it could be gripped with both hands for a very powerful cut. Pommel and guard are steel. Grip is wood wrapped with leather and wire. A beautiful and very functional sword. Includes scabbard. Made by Windlass Steelcrafts.

Weight 1.5kg (3 lbs 4 oz), overall 116cm (45 1/2"), blade 93cm (36 1/2") long, 4.6cm (1 13/16") wide, 4.8mm (3/16") thick.






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