Darksword Marquis Late Medieval Sword
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Herald Series Marquis Late Medieval Sword

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Inspired by French and German medieval swords, the Marquis is a late 15th century Hand-and-a-half medieval sword, or bastard sword, reflecting the art of the late medieval period.

By the 15th C., the deeply hollow ground diamond shape blades took favour on the battle field. With constant development of full plated armours, the pronounced tip proved to be a devastating weapon even against the most intricate defence. The heavily tapered blade gave the swords of the late medieval period devastating stabbing capabilities, while retaining their destructive cutting edge.

Inspired by French and German architecture, The guard of the Marquis is decorated with a floral French motif and topped with a ‘Writhen’ pommel. The pommel was cast directly from an authentic 15th century Katzbalger in the collection of the Darksword Armory founder, Eyal Azerad.

Hand forged, the Marquis is made from EN-45 Spring Steel and Tempered to a Rockwell of 50. The Guard and pommel are made of Copper.

The Marquis Hand-and-a-half Medieval 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 hand made in India, The tapered diamond shape oak handle and scabbard are made in Montreal Canada, in the Darksword Armory shop.

The Marquis is a 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 are produced in Copper. The 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: 47″ Blade length: 38.5″ Blade width at base: 2″ Guard & Pommel: Copper Weight: 3 lbs 10 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