Mercenary Sword (15th Century). FULL TANG TEMPERED BATTLE READY SWORD. BRAND NEW — NEVER USED. Full Tang – 100% Battle Ready. Razor Sharp Edge Blade. Hand Forged / Hand Crafted by Warrior Replicas in India. From the Spanish military genius El Cid to Owain Lawgoch, leader of the “Red hand” Free Company that fought against England in the Hundred Years War (which was actually 116 years long), mercenaries have had a profound effect on the world. Wars have been won by mercenaries, cities and kingdoms have fallen to them and kings have been made by them. The Vatican has employed the Swiss “Helvetian” mercenaries as guards for centuries. The German landsknechts were some of the most feared mercenaries in history. They were so skilled with their pikes, swords and arquebuses, that they were paid double the going rate for most mercenaries. There have been skilled mercenaries from almost ever continent at one time or another in history, and though the ones who have fought in major battles get most of the press, it is the silent, wandering mercenaries that attract the attention of fiction writers. From the sell-sword Bronn, of George R. Martin’s wonderful A Song of Ice and Fire series, to Kitiara Uth Matar, hired blade and sister to Raistlin and Caramon in the famous Dragonlance stories by Margaret Weiss and Tracey Hickman, mercenaries have always tugged at our imaginations and brought wicked smiles to our lips. Although not a true bastard sword, it does have a grip 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 right minds would use a perfum bottle to describe any part of a sword? Is especially long, 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 extremely wide blade. This width gives the weapon a rugged, frightening look that would have added to the a mercenary’s prestige. The blade is made from high-carbon steel and features a pleasantly wide fuller running about halfway down the blade. 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 with leather 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. Your satisfaction is important to Thebestblade! You must contact “Thebestblade” to request a Return Authorization Number (RAN). Items have to be in their original condition, not worn, or altered. Please read and make sure you agree to all of the following terms and conditions if you are an International customer. We provide all of this information in order to prevent these problems. Please make sure that the item can be legally imported! Each country has restrictions regarding what can and cannot be imported. It is impossible for us to keep up with restrictions for every location on the planet. The customer is responsible for checking with the appropriate officials in their country to make sure an item can be legally imported. The free listing tool. The item “15 Century Mercenary Full Tang Tempered Battle Ready Sword by Warrior Replicas” is in sale since Monday, January 27, 2014. This item is in the category “Collectibles\Militaria\Pre-1700\Reenactment & Reproductions”. The seller is “thebestblade” and is located in Gwynn Oak, Maryland. This item can be shipped to United States, Canada.
- Country/Region of Manufacture: India