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16th - 17th Century 5160 Spring Steel Side Sword. Fully Functional Replica of an Original German Design.
The Side Sword was a military sword of the 16th and 17th century Renaissance period that also achieved popularity among civilians, due to its relatively light weight and quickness. Historically, it was an evolved Arming Sword from the medieval period, and a precursor to the Rapier, though it continued to be popular and was not superseded by the Rapier for some considerable time. It also had an advantage over the rapier, in having the ability to cut efficiently as well as thrust and could be used on a mix of armored and unarmored opponents that was prevalent during this tumultuous era. Based on an original German sword of this type, this sword is well balanced an feels exceptional in the hand. The “swept” hilt affords excellent hand protection and the blade geometry makes for outstanding performance in both the cut and the thrust.
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From the battlefields of Crecy to the theater of Shakespeare and beyond, you will find no finer swords crafted for the practitioners and aficionados of the European Sword. Our sharp swords are made to period accurate specifications from pommel to tip and all in between. Re-enactment, Stage Combat and HEMA Sparring Swords though are our specialty! Featuring innovations such as the King-Peen system and tough through-hardened spring steel blades these swords last years of use under the most demanding conditions.