Filling an underserved niche in available medieval swords today, the Agincourt hand-and-half sword manufactured by Windlass Steelcrafts Battlecry collection is a slender, light, quick weapon well-suited to facing armored or unarmored adversaries.
This is an agile medieval sword whose length and weight make it highly effective in either one or two-handed fighting. It’s equally dangerous when used with a buckler or even a larger shield in battle. It combines versatility with utility, the dexterity and lightness of the Agincourt sword betrays a dangerous fighting blade of respected martial utility.
Made of a 1065 high carbon steel blued patina, it’s well protected from the frequent and ugly rust spots or stains that occur so often from everyday practice and exposure to the elements. The sword was hardened with an extra wide tang and is tempering to a low 50's RC. The pre-sharpened blade has gone through rigorous testings. The hands-on nature of the manufacturing by master blacksmiths makes this line of swords unique. By delivery, it includes a matching scabbard with belt stop, custom packaging and certificate of authenticity signed by each smith that touched your sword blade through every step of the forging processes.
The term hand-and-a-half is a somehow modern designation for a range or type of swords that featured tapered blades longer than the common shorter arming swords of in the medieval times but without the double-hand grips of larger heavier war-swords.
Lots of different swords fall into this category and lots of them are as maneuverable as they are surprisingly sturdy. In full armor a heavy medieval sword is no advantage as a narrow point on a slimmer blade is ideal for getting into the vulnerable spots on another full armored combatant. The advantage of having a faster weapon with a extended grip that could be handled with one or both hands, provided knights and men-at-arms alike with a resourceful option.
|Material||Carbon Steel 1065|
|Blade Size||78 cms|
- Stock: Shipping: 1-2 Weeks
- Model: 93395
- Weight: 2.00kg