This sword predates the typical basket hilt Irish swords, although the lack of a basket hilt does not make this Early Irish Hilt Sword any less effective or worthwhile. In fact, this sword remains a viable option thanks to its effective blade design. As is fairly typical of Irish swords, this weapon features a wide blade, effectively making it a broad sword. The blade is crafted from quality steel, although it is also left unsharpened. A wide fuller starts at the weapons guard and progresses down the length of the blade, gradually getting more and more narrow, ensuring that the waist of the blade is light while the leading edge of the blade remains properly weighted. The sword has relatively straight edges, although it does angle sharply at the tip to create an effective thrusting point. The steel cross guard features slightly twisted quillons, while the pommel is a classic wheel shape that is been hollowed out and set with a simple rod through the center. The swords grip is wrapped in black leather, which matches nicely to the included wood scabbard, which is also wrapped in leather and set with steel furnishings. The overall length of the sword is 42 inches. It might be Irish, but that should not stop any warrior from taking up this blade and calling it their own, as this Early Irish Hilt Sword is a great weapon to show off, either at your side as a costume weapon or in your home as a fantastic display piece!
- Fully Functional
- Modeled After an Early Era Irish Broadsword
- Features a Twisted Guard and a Hollow Wheel Pommel
- Includes a Leather-Wrapped Wood Scabbard
- The Blade is Forged From High Carbon Steel
- The Grip is Wood and Wrapped with Leather