Irish hand and a half sword, a Legacy Arms/Generation 2 design, dating from around 1475 - 1525 A.D. It features a full tang construction and high carbon blade that is both flexible yet strong. The handle features a high polished steel cross guard and characteristic ring pommel with leather wrapped handle. This sword is very light and quick for it's size, balanced a mere 3.5" from the hilt and weighing in at 3lbs 8oz with distal tapering so that this 34.5" blade is almost so effortless to wield you could fence with it one handed.
A wood scabbard that is wrapped in leather with steel band at throat and steel tip is included.
It features the high quality fit and finish that has been known for all Legacy Arms/Genertion2 swords. The blade is 3/16" high carbon spring steel with a hefty full tang.
While these swords are not designed to be flex tested, they can be. As noted in his review:
"The blade seemed very thin to me when I compared it to other swords I owned. That being said, it still was very strong. I flexed tested it as far as I could without putting it over my knee - about 6"-8" from true. This made me very nervous, but the blade resisted a set in both directions. It was distal tapered with no fuller...
...Solidly built, handles great, and backed by Gen2's reputation and guarantees, this sword is a great addition to any collection. If you are interested in Irish swords and weaponry, medieval weaponry in general, or rounding out your collection with a nice looking piece, this should be considered. "
- Review by Daniel Dacombe
ABOUT LEGACY ARMS
Legacy Arms, formerly known as Generation 2, still leads the way in the affordable sword market creating tough, well made items for the Medieval Sword enthusiast. All blades are selectively tempered 5160 steel with a robust apple-seed edge. The tempering is designed to provide a harder edge and softer, shock resistant core so that the sword will bend or deform rather than break in the heat of combat and is faithful to many historical examples.
The hilt construction is typically in steel (passing the magnet test) unless otherwise noted and the grips are leather over wood. The tangs are peened over the pommel the traditional way for maximum overall strength. The fit and finish of these swords from Legacy Arms is quite impressive, and would be at twice the price! Made with pride in the Philippines using anvil, fire and good old muscle power.
How to Use
Suitable for backyard cutting and/or as a display piece. As the blades are selectively tempered they are not designed to be flex tested (actually no sword should really be flex tested, it damages and might actually break a blade - historically swords were tested by pressing them against a solid surface to check its resilience. But NOT its flexibility. Historical Swords were NOT the same as modern sport fencing foils!)
Blade Length: 34 1/2"
Handle Length: 11 1/2"
Weight: 3 lb 8 oz
Point of Balance: 3 1/2"
Materials and Construction
5160 Spring Steel Hand hammered, selectively tempered (not spring tempered) appleseed sharpened blade with distal tapering. All fittings hand carved from steel and peened the traditional way for maximum handle strength. Leather wrapped wood scabbard w/steel accents
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