European Hand and a Half, late 16th Century
European Hand and a Half, late 16th Century
European Hand and a Half, late 16th Century
European Hand and a Half, late 16th Century
European Hand and a Half, late 16th Century
European Hand and a Half, late 16th Century
European Hand and a Half, late 16th Century
European Hand and a Half, late 16th Century
European Hand and a Half, late 16th Century
European Hand and a Half, late 16th Century
European Hand and a Half, late 16th Century
European Hand and a Half, late 16th Century
European Hand and a Half, late 16th Century
European Hand and a Half, late 16th Century
European Hand and a Half, late 16th Century
European Hand and a Half, late 16th Century
European Hand and a Half, late 16th Century

European Hand and a Half, late 16th Century

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We are only making 5 each on this second run. Will start taking pre-orders when it gets closer to completion.

European Renaissance Hand and a Half Sword.  Mid to late 1500's. 

Based off styles of the Swiss and German origins. Typology XVIII.

The Renaissance period saw a tremendous evolution of swords and armour, forcing many makers and warriors alike to look for new technologies to defeat each successive development.

The most influential factor that spurred this fury of advancement was the widespread use of gunpowder; or more specifically, the penetrating power of the lead ball. This single factor forced armour to become thicker to defend against this new threat. In turn, armour became heavier and more cumbersome, gradually causing parts of the harness to be discarded—first the legs, then parts of the arms, and even the steel gauntlets that protected the hands. Maneuverability became more of a priority over pure protection, yet the need for defense still persisted. 

All of these changes radically altered the development of the sword. Hilts evolved into complex forms that included bars, rings, knuckle guards, and other devices that offered protection to the hand previously provided by the gauntlet.

These swords feature a hand forged, tempered 5160 carbon steel blades.  Wood grips that in the true hand and a half styling, with the lower half leather wrapped and the upper half wire wrapped.  In either a fish tail pommel or a faceted pommel.  And handmade wood scabbards.

Specifications:

Fish Tail Pommel
Overall: 47.5"
Blade Length: 36.5"
Handle Length: 11"
Grip: 7"

Faceted Pommel
Overall: 46.75"
Blade Length: 36.5"
Handle Length: 10.25"
Grip: 7"

Add on:  Add a Kingdom of Arms Exclusive Sword Belt.

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The European Hand and a Half, late 16th Century destined to impress, and priced at only $1,200.00, for a limited time.

Inventory Last Updated: May 25, 2024