Darksword 1336 - Two Handed Norman Sword* (sharpened)
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Fearsome replica based on the medieval Bayuex tapestry.
The Normans (also called Northmen or Norsemen) were the descendants of the Scandinavian Vikings who raided the European coastal settlements at the outset of the 8th century. Despite the Norman's conversion to Christianity and their adoption of Frankish way of life, the Normans retained many of the traits of their Germanic ancestors.
This particular sword is one of DSA’s newer swords; massive and strong yet not so heavy as some of their earlier models. The dual tempered 5160 Spring Steel blade (HRC 60 at the edge, 50 at the core) blade has an attractive fuller and is shapely and well designed.
The hilt itself is extremely attractive and authentic, with a mild steel crossguard and genuine leather wrap over oak handle.
The Norman, classified as type XI with elements of type XIIa in Oakeshott's sword typology, is fitted with a wheel pommel and straight guard – PEENED for maximum hilt durability.
This sword is historically tied to the Normans because of its frequent appearance in the Bayeux Tapestry: an embroidery that depicts the Norman Conquest. It will be of particular interest to people interested in British history and especially those who trace their ancestry to the Norman invasion.
At 3 lbs 2oz this sword is a heavier version of a two handed sword, and the high point of balance (at 6.5”) makes it tip heavy and therefore a powerful chopper. Not for the faint of heart!
Unlike Darksword blades we sold in the past, the sword is automatically also given a thorough sharpening until it is paper cutting sharp (normally costing an extra $35) and is also shipped FREE in North America - giving you the very best deal possible.
This sword comes with a wood core scabbard as standard with the option to upgrade it to include a premium quality sword belt with suspension system - allowing it to be worn or for an extra flourish when not in use hung on the wall (see below for a comparison).
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FREE SHIPPING to the USA and Canada from Manufacturers warehouse in Quebec, Canada via Fed Ex. Please allow up to a week for sharpening and shipping. We apologize for the inconvenience, but due to the extreme shipping costs Darksword Armory swords can no longer be shipped to non USA or Canadian addresses.
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