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. Yet this Two Handed Danish Sword with Scabbard and Belt is designed to fit into the era with ease. This impressive sword, classified as a Type XVIIIe by Oakeshott typology, is unique in its structure. Its long hilt is paired with a long blade, making it intended for two-handed combat. Instead of a typical heavy blade, this sword has a thin blade befitting the 15th century, 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 blade perfect for thrusting. Running the length of the blade is a thin fuller, which helps reduce its weight, making 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 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 perfect for keeping the sword safe and secured when it is not in use. The scabbard also comes with an attached sword belt. The unique design of this Two Handed Danish Sword with Scabbard and Belt 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 with belt
- 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.