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5160 Spring Steel Replica of a 15th century cut and thrust sidesword, designed by and part of the Bruce Brookhart collection.
The Sidesword is a modern term widely used by historians and museum curators. This type of sword can be thought of as a transitional phase between earlier medieval one-handed cut and thrust swords and later rapiers. Sideswords generally appear prior to rapiers but did not disappear with the advent of the rapier but were popular in a military context. Oakeshott tells us they appeared about 1470 and this cut and trust type represented here is from about 1490/1520 with the round pommel instead of a wheel pommel. With the pommel behind the wrist and the index finger over the guard inside the front arm of the hilt the balance is shifted slightly forward and brings the point into balance for precise thrust. The sword includes a wood lined leather covered scabbard. The blade is extremely sharp and is made from very durable 5160 carbon steel.