15 Century The Mercenary Sword Full Tang Tempered Battle Ready Hand Forged Sharp For Sale

15 Century The Mercenary Sword Full Tang Tempered Battle Ready Hand Forged Sharp
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15 Century The Mercenary Sword Full Tang Tempered Battle Ready Hand Forged Sharp:

Mercenary Sword

From the Spanish military geniusEl Cid to Owain Lawgoch, leader of the "Red hand" Free Company thatfought against England in the Hundred Years War (which was actually 116 yearslong), mercenaries have had a profound effect on the world.
Wars have been won by mercenaries, cities and kingdoms have fallen to them andkings have been made by them. The Vatican has employed the Swiss"Helvetian" mercenaries as guards for centuries. The Germanlandsknechts were some of the most feared mercenaries in history. They were soskilled with their pikes, swords and arquebuses, that they were paid double thegoing rate for most mercenaries.There have been skilled mercenaries from almost ever continent at one time oranother in history, and though the ones who have fought in major battles getmost of the press, it is the silent, wandering mercenaries that attract theattention of fiction writers. From the sell-sword Bronn, of George R. R.Martin's wonderful A Song of Ice and Fire series, to Kitiara Uth Matar, hiredblade and sister to Raistlin and Caramon in the famous Dragonlance stories byMargaret Weiss and Tracey Hickman, mercenaries have always tugged at ourimaginations and brought wicked smiles to our lips.

Although not a true bastard sword, it does have agrip wide enough for some hand-and-a-half work. The so-called"scent-stopper" pommel (a pommel in the shape of a perfume bottle top(although, lord knows who the heck came up with that term. Who in their rightminds would use a perfum bottle to describe any part of a sword?) is especiallylong, creating extra room and vaulting this sword into the "hybrid"bastard sword clssification.
There are several prominent features on this sword. The most prominent one(particularly to those on the receiving end of a good slash) is the extremelywide blade. This width gives the weapon a rugged, frightening look that wouldhave added to the a mercenary's prestige. The blade is made from high-carbonsteel and features a pleasantly wide fuller running about halfway down theblade. The pommel and guard are brass antiqued to make look alike original.Grip is wood covered in cord and leather. Comes with a wood covered withleather scabbard and Antiqued brass mountings, blade is fully tempered.


Blade length:31" (79cm)
Overall sword length:38-1/4" (971.5cm)
Blade width at cross:2-3/8" (60mm)
Blade width near point:1-1/2" (38mm)
Cross width:8" (20.3cm)
Handle length:4-1/4" (11cm)
Pommel Length:3" (76mm)
CoG (Center of Gravity):6-1/4" (16cm) from cross
CoP (Center of Percussion):11" (28cm) from point
Blade material:1065/1095 High Carbon Steel
Blade :Full Tang, Razor Sharp Edge
Scabbard :Leather
Weight W/O Scabbard:3 lbs 4 oz
Weight W/Scabbard:4 lbs 5 oz

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