Crusader Sword: Oakschott type XVIIIa. Tapering narrow blades, diamond cross-section. In distinction from type XV, these blades almost always feature a raised mid-rib that reinforces the blade for thrusting, and in the examples given in Records of the Medieval Sword, they can be seen to have a less linear and consistent taper along the edge of the blade, sometimes showing a subtle increase of the taper toward the point. The Subtype XVIIIa: have narrow blades with a longer grip. Subtype XVIIIb: Bastard swords with a longer blade and long grip; were in use c. 1450 – c. 1520.
The Kingdom of Arms replica late crusader medieval arming longsword features a 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, with a wire wrapped handle. Fully Functional (Battle Ready)! Comes with a wooden scabbard wrapped in quality leather with hangers attached.
Blade Length: 33”
Overall Length: 42 1/8”
Grip Length: 7 3/8”
P.O.B.: 3 1/4'' Below Hilt
Hand forged 5160 Tempered carbon steel blade, blade sharp.
Guard and pommel are made from a quality low carbon steel and antiqued to lower the possibility of rust from handling.
Wood scabbard with quality leather fittings.