According to Ewart Oakeshott. "Records of the Medieval Sword", page 151;
An identical one is shown on two early 14th century effigies in Germany. (i), of Arnold I Langraph of Cleve, + 1320 in Stiftskirche at Cleve, and (ii), of one of the hero-figures, c. 1308, in the Rathaus at Cologne. Not only are hilts of the swords on these figures exactly the same as this sword, but the size is too,, more proof (if any more is needed, which it shouldn't be) that these short swords were not made for boys, or archers etc., but for knights and in this case, great nobles.
The blade of this sword is hand forged from 5160 carbon steel and hand tempered. The blade is then securely peened at pommel. The handle is wood wrapped in black leather. Sword also includes a wood scabbard wrapped in black leather with steel accents at throat and tip.
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.
Blade Length: 21"
Handle Length: 5 1/4"
Weight: 2lb 9oz
Point of Balance: 1 7/8" below hilt
Width at Guard: 2"
Width at Tip: 1 1/2" @ fuller end
Materials and Construction
5160 Spring Steel Hand hammered, selectively tempered (not spring tempered) appleseed sharpened blade. 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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