Frederick The Third sword, 15th C.
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Herald Series Frederick III Sword

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A faithful replica of the sword currently on display at the Cluny Museum in Paris, France. Frederick III’s sword is widely regarded as one of the most beautiful medieval swords of the later part of the middle ages. The beautifully crafted guard and pommel was inspired by the Gothic architecture of the 15th C. Made in 1440, the sword has a crossguard shaped in a similar manner to the sword of St. Ferdinand at Seville.

The highly detailed guard with longitudinal ribs running along the middle, gained favour among sword designers of the late medieval period. The designs were common among the swords of the nobility during the high middle ages. The Frederick III sword is hand forged in India from EN-45 Spring Steel and tempered to a Rockwell of 48-50. The Herald Series is crafted under Darksword supervision and guidelines, to create a balance between affordability and functionality. While forged in India, the Herald Series Sword handles are then completed in the Darksword Armory shop and fitted with scabbards.

The Frederick III sword is a fully functional sword that can be used for actual combat, and for cutting targets if you decide to sharpen it yourself at a later date. The guard and pommel have meticulously been reproduced in Copper. The tapered diamond shaped grip is made of Oak, and wrapped in black leather and matching copper wire.

How to Use

Designed for heavy steel on steel contact, Renaissance fairs, theatrical use and (careful) sparring. Tips are sharp but blade itself is unsharpened by default.
Total length: 39″ Blade length: 32.5″ Blade width at base: 2″ Guard & Pommel: Copper Weight: 2 lbs 9 oz.

Materials and Construction

EN-45 High Carbon Spring Steel Unsharpened Blade. Mild Steel Fittings. Work hardened copper pommel and cross guard. Oak core leather and copper wire hybrid wrapped handle. Leather covered wood core scabbard. Peened pommel for additional durability.
FREE SHIPPING to the USA and Canada from Manufacturers warehouse in Quebec, Canada. Shipping time (between ordering and shipping from the warehouse) is usually within a week (5 business days). Can only be shipped to USA and Canadian addresses.

Warranty Info

Each sword is guaranteed to be as described and 100% genuine product. Each sword is also covered by in full by the Manufacturers Warranty PLUS our extended LIFETIME Warranty against blade breakage. Click here for detailed warranty information

Return Policy

Satisfaction Guaranteed. We proudly stand behind every product we sell. If you are not absolutely pleased with your purchase you can return it to us within 30 days of purchase in original condition for your choice of an exchange or refund (excluding shipping fees). Click here for more info on our guarantees