The Longford Sword with Scabbard and Belt strikes a content medium between the broad cutting swords of the High Middle Ages and the thin, thrusting swords that came later. The end result is a longsword that is effective, fast, and deadly. Indeed, swords just like this one remained popular even into the Renaissance, where Swiss and German masters taught their principles to students who preferred something with more weight, power, and reach than the average rapier or small-sword. The sword blade features a strong profile taper and a thick ricasso, as well as a central ridge that gives stiffness to the blade. The taper ensures a strong thrusting point, while its overall size ensures power and weight behind both thrusts and slashes. The blade itself is forged from dual hardened 5160 high carbon steel. A fuller extends down three-fourths of the blade, helping reduce its weight. The crossguard is narrow, with slightly curled quillons that feature rounded knots on their ends The scent stopper pommel adds a bit more to the grip and provides extra balance to the sword. The grip is constructed from wood and wrapped with leather around the swords full length tang, which is peened to the pommel. Included with the sword is a matched scabbard, constructed from wood and wrapped in leather, as well as an attached interlaced leather sword belt, which allows the wielder to keep the sword at their side and within easy reach even when not in use. It is not quite the average Renaissance sword, but that does not stop The Longford Sword with Scabbard and Belt from being a deadly weapon that is as fast as a rapier and as powerful as a two-handed claymore.
Please be aware that this sword is hand forged, and as such, its finish and its overall measurements can vary slightly from what is shown here. Also, be aware that this sword is made to be practical, tough, and hardy, and its finish, being hammered and hand forged, can sometimes feature marks from the forging process.
- A late medieval era, early Renaissance era two-handed sword
- A fully functional and extremely hardy sword
- Steel is dual hardened to a Rockwell of 53
- Full-length, peened tang provides immense durability
- Hilt is wrapped in leather for a solid grip
- Includes a leather-wrapped wood scabbard and sword belt
- Blade is hand forged from 5160 high carbon steel
- Wood grip and scabbard are wrapped in leather
- Total Length: 50 Inches
- Blade Length: 39 Inches
- Point of Balance: 4 Inches from the Guard
- Blade Thickness: 1.34 mm
- Weight: 3 lbs. 2 oz.