Two hands sword

Type XVII

End of the XVth century

Blade's length: 92.5 cm
Overall length : 123.5 cm
Weight : 1608 gr
POB: 11 cm from crossguard

It is inspired by a sword presented at the Musée des Invalides in Paris, its general shape reminds another very famous sword from the Musée de Cluny but it is the blade that makes a difference: instead of having a diamond section blade with a central edge running over the entire blade, this sword has a hexagonal blade section on its first third.

 

It is a form of blade common on two-handed swords from the end of the 14th century and modern theories see it as an effort to maintain the rigidity of the whole to place good thrusts. This turns out to be quite consistent in the forge because even when reaching a perfectly suitable weight, with a blade that is refined over the length so as not to have a point of balance too far forward, the way is arranged steel on this sword gives to the unit an excellent behavior! We are far from the flexibility of modern simulators.

The pommel / crossguard set classifies this sword in the second half of the 15th century. The discoidal pommel is made of old iron and is engraved around its perimeter. The crossguard was forged by hand and the grip is a copy of this famous sword from the Musée des Invalides, the hand naturally comes around the leather tracery.

Atelier Thibaud

Forgerons d'épées - Swordsmiths

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Carcassonne

France

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