Royal Armouries 15th Century Two-Handed Sword

£995

The Windlass Sword Collection is brought to you as a collaboration between the Royal Armouries, Windlass Steelcrafts and sword expert Matt Easton.  

You may have heard of Matt Easton through his YouTube channel, where he has rightly gained a wide and passionate following of enthusiasts who appreciate his expansive knowledge of swordsmanship. Matt had been searching for a set of medieval swords to recreate, with each minute detail and measurement captured. Naturally he came to the Royal Armouries, home of the UK’s national collection of arms and armour to make this selection.  

This new collection comprises a set of six historical swords, manufactured by Windlass Steelcrafts. Using the finest steel and materials, forged by the most skilled craftsmen, the Windlass Sword Collection is truly history brought to life. Every aspect of the original artefact has been considered in production, to deliver the most authentic experience. Whether it be the weight, proportion or feeling in the hand, the Windlass Collection Swords are replicas in a class of their own. 

This is a replica of Royal Armouries IX.1787, a mid-15th century two-handed sword. The original sword is believed to have been excavated in France, from a ford near the site of the Battle of Castillon in 1453 – the last battle of the Hundred Years' War. It was purchased by the Royal Armouries in 1978 and is one of an important archaeological group of over eighty swords discovered in the same spot. This sword has been suggested to be a distinct English style of mid-15th century two-handed swords. 

Featuring a fish-tail pommel, straight guard with swollen terminals, and double-edged blade having a flattened-diamond cross-section. The Sword is a versatile cut and thrust type. 

This replica is crafted with a hand forged blade by an experienced, skilled blacksmith, using modern 1080 high carbon steel that is fully tempered and is distally tapered for proper weight distribution. The sheath is made with a wood body and covered with leather. The tip is reinforced with a brass chape that features a traditional cut-out. At the throat, the leather extends upward and covers part of the guard at the ricasso.

Includes a certificate of authenticity on heavy stock, Windlass Classic Wax and polishing cloth.

 

Dimensions:

Overall: 58" 

Blade: 45", double edge 

Guard: 11-3/8" wide 

Blade width at ricasso: 2" 

Blade is distally tapered: 11/32" thick at guard, 11/64" at tip 

Weight: 4 lb, 10 oz.

Please note that price includes VAT.

 

Notes:

  • Please note that these weapons have a blunted edge and are designed for display purposes only.
  • Please be aware that under UK law you must be aged 18 or over to purchase any of our blades.
  • Select our Age Verification shipping option at checkout to proceed with purchase of any swords, daggers or letter openers.

Not completely happy with your product? You can return or exchange unwanted items up to 35 days after purchase.

The only items that we cannot accept are earrings for pierced ears and perishable items, such as food or drink.

If there is an issue with the product please contact the Royal Armouries online shop customer service team via email at shopping@armouries.org.uk

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