Crecy War Sword: It is without a doubt that the Battle of Crecy was one of the most decisive battles of the 100 Years War between England and France. After the battle of Sluys, Edward III landed in Cotentin Peninsula and ravaged lower Normandy in July 1346 with about 10,000 men. The French pursued. Edward III decided to halt near Crecy in Normandy and to prepare for battle the next day.
The French vanguard made contact with the English and started to attack without the benefit of a strategic plan. The French made as many as 15 or 16 attacks through the night, but the English defeated each one in turn, primarily thanks to the English longbowmen. In the end, the French were decimated and the English had a decisive victory.
The Crecy is one type of sword that would have seen service on both sides during the 100 Years War.
Oakeshott describes the Type XVIa sword as having a long, tapering blade, broad at the hilt, with a sharp, often reinforced, point.
The elite Kingdom of Arms Crecy War sword is a fine example of a later period epee de guerre, or war sword, a refinement of the earlier XIIa in response to changes in the Armour of the period.
The blade is made from hand hammered 5160 carbon steel blade as the originals were made, full tang, heat treated and tempered as the originals, for a strong yet flexible blade that will hold a very sharp edge. Full Tang, Fully Functional (Battle Ready). Very light and very FAST! Steel pommel and cross-guard. Wooden scabbard wrapped in leather.
Blade Length: 33”
Handle Length: 10”
Grip Length: 7.875”
Cross Guard Width: 9.875"
Weight: 2 lbs 13 oz
P.O.B.: 2.25'' Below Hilt
5160 Tempered carbon steel blade.
Guard and pommel are made from a quality low carbon steel to lower the possibility of rust from handling.
Wood scabbard from quality leather fittings.
A quality sword demands a quality scabbard! Just like a great car needs a great paint job. They go together.