Darksword 1372 - the Black Death Gothic Sword (sharpened & deluxe scabbard)
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The Black Death Gothic Sword was inspired by a journey through the Paris catacombs by Darksword Armory founder Eyal Azerad in April 2013. A classical 15th Century type XVIIIa longsword blade has been paired with inspirational guard and pommel to create a unique concept piece. The guard and pommel have been given a dark, almost sinister appearance to fit in with the overall theme of sorrow and death.
The Black Death Gothic Sword is an exceptional take on the Gothic-era swords, and would fit as a historically-inspired collector’s piece or as a weapon for cosplaying someone from Gothic-inspired fiction, such as a vampire hunter. In either case, we hope this sword will communicate the sense of fleeting mortality that inspired it.
This sword comes with a wood core, deluxe scabbard as standard and includes a fully wearable, 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.
Unlike Darksword blades we sold in the past, the sword is automatically also given a thorough sharpening until it is paper cutting sharp!
How to Use
Materials and Construction
Featured positive reviews:
This is a very nice piece.
The shape of the guard and ricasso allow one to comfortably index the blade, for better edge alignment as a beginner. The grip itself is slightly blocky, but I don't mind this - I feel it could only possibly be an issue of one has rather small hands, in which case one might be better off buying a smaller sword anyway.
The sharpening from SBG is top notch; it was well worth the extra bit of time.
The construction and edge have held up to cutting. Despite thinner blades not being ideal for cutting, I've had no issues. You wouldn't want to chop trees with it, but that's for the YouTube reviewers, not normal sword collectors!
I actually slipped and hit my stand at one point, but the edge didn't roll or anything - the blade sustained no damage from my accidentally shaving a slice of wood off of the stand.
I would also like to give a shout out to SGB Store Customer Service. They are very helpful and responsive, even now(May 2020), despite the ongoing pandemic. Thank you :)
I fully recommend others purchase the Black Death Sword. It would make a wonderful and high quality addition to any collection.
I'll be back for other pieces in the future, too!