Knights Riding Sword
Item #: IP-705-2
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According to Ewart Oakeshott. "Records of the Medieval Sword", page 151. An identical one is shown on two early 14th century effigies in Germany. (i), of Arnold I Langraph of Cleve, + 1320 in Stiftskirche at Cleve, and (ii), of one of the hero-figures, c. 1308, in the Rathaus at Cologne. Not only are hilts of the swords on these figures exactly the same as this sword, but the size is too, more proof (if any more is needed, which it shouldn't be) that these short swords were not made for boys, or archers etc., but for knights and in this case, great nobles. The Knight Riding sword features a fuller running 2/3 the length of the blade. The cross guard and pommel are solid steel, polished and fitted onto a full tang that is peened at top of the pommel for strength and durability. This is how many of the originals were fitted. The scabbard is made from wood then wrapped in leather with a solid steel end cap.
Key Features Includes Wooden Scabbard Wrapped In Leather Functional Sword Made Of High Carbon Steel Solid Steel Cross Guard And Pommel
Measurements Blade Length: 21 Inches Blade Width: 2 Inches at Guard, 1.5 Inch at Fuller End Toward Tip Handle/Hilt Length: 7 5/8 Inches Grip Length: 5.25 Inches Overall Length: 29 Inches Balance Point: 1 7/8 Inches Below Hilt Weight: 2 lbs. 5 oz.