Two-handed swords were not always designed to fit into the cut and thrust style of combat that gained so much favor in the later 15th century, but the design of this Two Handed Danish Sword with Scabbard fits the era with ease. This impressive sword, classified as a Type XVIIIe by Oakeshott typology, is unique in its design, which features a long hilt matched with a long blade for two-handed combat. Instead of a typical heavy blade, the blade is rather thin, befitting 15th century styles designed for cutting and thrusting. The blade is hand forged entirely from dual hardened 5160 high carbon steel. The blade features an unusually thin ricasso as well as a stiff, diamond-shaped cross-section that makes it perfect for thrusting. Running the length of the blade is a thin fuller, which reduces its weight and makes it more nimble and responsive in the hand. The curved quillons on the guard are made from mild steel, and their pointed edges make them as effective in offense as they are in defense. The sword has a full length tang, which is concealed by the leather-wrapped wood grip and peened to the grooved, spherical pommel for added strength. Included with the sword is a matching wood and leather wrapped scabbard, which is perfect for keeping the sword safe and secured when it is not in use. The scabbard does not come with an attached belt, so you are free to wear this sword on whatever belt or baldric best suits your needs. The unique design of this Two Handed Danish Sword with Scabbard makes it quite the versatile piece, as it can cut, slash, chop, thrust, and skewer with ease, while its ricasso is perfect for half-swording when foes get in close. In short, this hardy and durable blade can just about do it all.
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.
- Based on a Danish artifact dated to the 15th century
- 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
- Blade is hand forged from 5160 high carbon steel
- Guard and pommel are made of mild steel
- Wood grip and scabbard are wrapped in leather
- Total Length: 50 Inches
- Blade Length: 39 Inches
- Grip Length: 9 Inches
- Point of Balance: 4.375 Inches from Guard
- Blade Width (at base): 1.5 Inches
- Weight: 2 lbs. 15 oz.