15th Century Longsword
Closeout Circa 1450 The longsword, often called a hand-and-half, saw a great deal of service as a weapon of war, but was also employed a great deal as a civilian weapon of self-defense. Coupled with a dagger, the longsword was an excellent defense against robbers, thieves, footpads, assassins and even some of the robber bands that might roam the countryside. A good serviceable point allowed it to be used for thrusting, and a medium weight allowed it to be used easily and carried with equal ease. This weight also allowed it to be used with one hand with a dagger in the other. But when needed, it could be gripped with both hands for a very powerful cut. This is a beautiful and very functional sword with steel pommel and guard.? The grip is wood wrapped with leather and wire.
Made by Windlass Steelcrafts. Includes scabbard.
|Length||Overall Length: 45-1/2" Blade Length: 36-1/2" Blade Width: 1-13/16" Blade Thickness: 3/16" Grip Length = 7"|
|Material||: 1065 High Carbon|
|Manufacturer||Windlass Steelcrafts, India|
|Country of Manufacture||India|