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Fabri Armorum 14th and 15th Century Knightly Sword - FA53

Fabri Armorum 14th and 15th Century Knightly Sword

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Overall Length: 35'' Blade: 28 1/8''

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Blade: CSN14260.7 High Carbon Steel
Weight: 3 lb 9.4 oz
Edge:  Blunt
P.O.B.: 4 3/8''
Thickness: 4 mm - 3.6 mm
Width: 77.6 mm
Grip Length: 4 3/4''
Pommel: Welded

This 15th Century broad sword is designed for heavy-use stage and sport combat; the high carbon steel blade has blunted edges that are 2-3 mm thick and this thickness includes the edges of the rounded tip. The blade has a long fuller to reduce weight in the thickest part of the blade.

The hand-hammered crossguard is of steel, as is the pommel - to give the sword a great degree of durability these hilt components have been welded to the thick blade tang. This tang was wrapped in spiralled leather for a grip.

This sword is of Fabri Armorum’s ‘’training grade’’ of finish - meaning that the blade and metal hilt are left rough-polished. This is done to reduce the cost of the sword - A sword that is meant to be battered against other blunted weapons and armor in sport and stage fighting.

Many earlier European swords had blade edges that were more parallel or less tapered than the example shown here. By the mid 14th and 15 Century many swords had begun to take on a more triangular profile with much more tapering toward the tip and a broader base. This design change served two functions - The sharply tapered tip was a better tip for thrusting into chainmail to break links, as well as a capable piercing tip that could be slipped into the gaps of plate armor. The broad base not only strengthened the blade, but it brought the point of balance closer to the hand. This balance shift makes it easier for the swordsman to control the point of the sword from the hand to aid in the thrust.

While swords of this type show an increasing interest in designing medieval swords for thrusting, it by no means implies that swords of this type could not cut and hack with impressive ability.

Please Note: Grip Color can vary in its shade of brown from light brown to very dark brown

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