This Henry V Sword does exemplify attributes of a knightly sword of the highest quality. It has superb balance, making it an exceptional fighting sword and offering an excellent control of point for thrusting. Generation 2 has replicated this sword as close to the original, which is in West Minster Abbey. In the book, Records of the Medieval Sword, Page 172, Ewart states the sword weighs 2 lbs. 3 oz. and that the pommel is massive, but in fact is not as heavy as its size would suggest, and he goes on to say the pommel is hollow. This replica is a little heavier, due to how the pommel is constructed. Starting with 0.1-inch plate steel, we make the circular band. Then, two more plates make the front and back of the pommel and are welded together, ground, and polished smooth.
The original Henry V Sword dates before 1422 in Westminster Abbey, England. Type XVIII, Pommel-type J.1 Cross-style 9. This sword probably hung above the chantry of King Henry V until it either fell, or was taken down and stowed away in an old chest in a room in the S. Triforium. Henry V, British monarch of the early 15th century, was not just a ruler but an accomplished warrior who began fighting as early as age fourteen, when he fought the Welsh forces of Owain Glyndwr. Throughout his life, Henry V fought in many battles, including against the French in the 100 Years War. It is no wonder then that he would have chosen such a practical, no-nonsense weapon. Ewart Oakeshott described this sword as one of the most beautiful medieval swords to handle.
- Includes Wooden Scabbard Wrapped In Leather
- Functional Sword
- Made Of High Carbon Steel
- Solid Steel Cross Guard And Pommel
- Blade Length: 27.5 Inches
- Handle Length: 6.25 Inches
- Grip Length: 3.75 Inches
- Overall Length: 34.5 Inches
- Quillon Length Across: 8 Inches
- Point of Balance: 3.5 Inches Below Hilt
- Weight: 2 lb. 13 oz.