Darksword 1307 – The Norman Sword*Be the first one to write a review
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The Normans (also called Northmen or Norsemen) were the descendants of the Scandinavian Vikings who raided the European coastal settlements at the outset of the 8th century. Despite the Norman's conversion to Christianity and their adoption of Frankish way of life, the Normans retained many of the traits of their Germanic ancestors.
This diamond shaped blade is extremely well balanced, making this one of the lightest and most maneuverable Medieval swords for cut and thrust swordplay, and is very well suited to the optional scabbard upgrade.
While the edge comes with a narrow 1.4mm edge so you can actually use it in blade on blade contact (CAREFULLY and RESPONSIBLY of course – please see our section on sword training and fighting on the main site for info) – the blade is more than strong enough that you can sharpen it up yourself if you want to use them for test cutting practice.
The hilt itself is extremely attractive and authentic, with a mild steel crossguard and genuine leather wrap handle.
The Norman, classified as type XI by Oakeshott's typology, is fitted with a wheel pommel and straight guard, as well as peened for maximum durability.
This sword is historically tied to the Normans because of its frequent appearance in the Bayeux Tapestry: an embroidery that depicts the Norman Conquest. It will be of particular interest to people interested in British history and especially those who trace their ancestry to the Norman invasion.
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