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Medieval Swords

Swords of the Knights

The Broadsword was used during Medieval times, from the early 6th till 16th centuries. These swords maintained their original design as a double edged sword that was used for cutting and slashing. Depending on design the sword could be used one handed or with both hands.

The Broadsword was thought of as a very agile and light-weight weapon that could be used quite easily with the right training. Depending on its length, usually in the 45” (114cm) range, nothing but the 2 two-handed Claymore or a pole weapon could reach it within the range of combat. This gave the fighter the advantage because the weapon was light-weight and agile. Training to use a Broadsword effectively is difficult and time intensive. If you are prepared to put in the effort to learn you could take on and defeat 5 to 10 opponents at the same time, as long as they do not have access to firearms.

13th Century Medieval Sword

13th Century Medieval Sword

This sword has an Oil Tempered High Carbon Steel Blade with a Full Tang, Chrome Plated Guard & Pommel and a Matching Scabbard. The chrome plating on the handle is a nice touch. The scabbard looks nice and has a rubber lining inside of it that keeps the sword from rattling. The wrapping on the handle feels like some kind of stitched leather. The sword has a nice weight pretty nice chunk of carbon steel.

Medieval Warrior Crusader

Crusdaer Warrior Sword

This 41.25″ long sword is full tang, high carbon steel with a fuller running the length of the blade Sharp and strong this is a fully functioning blade.

 

Kingston Arms SM36060

Thrusting sword

This sword features the classic diamond cross section of Oakeshott’s Type XVIII specification, typical of the short sword used by knights and men at arms of the 15th Century. The stiff blade and acute point would be used to find the small chinks and exposed gaps in armor at the joints. This took a sword capable of quick movements and accurate point control, far from the club-like swords typically associated with the medieval knight bashing away at plate armor. The blade is hand forged mono-tempered 9260 spring steel, flat ground with a handsome satin finish. The fittings are high quality stainless steel. The grip is a solid wood core, cord-wrapped for strength with a textured leather over-wrap. The scabbard is a solid wood core, with stainless steel chape and stitched leather wrap.

Darksword Armory Norman Sword

Norman Sword

The transition from the Germanic Swords to the Swords of the Medieval period sword took shape between the 10th and 11th centuries. The main development was the introduction of the crucifix guard and transition into the traditional wheel pommel. This sword has a hand-crafted blade of 5160 High Carbon Steel, dual tempered to 60 HRC on the edge and 48-50 at the core. The wheel pommel and guard have been designed from originals, conserving the authenticity and “feel” of the originals.

Medieval Combat

Medieval Combat Book

This unparalleled guide to medieval combat, illustrated with 268 contemporary images, provides a glimpse of real people fighting with skill, sophistication and ruthlessness. This is one of the most popular and influential manuals of its kind. Combatants in the Middle Ages used footwork, avoidance, and the ability to judge and manipulate timing and distance to exploit and enhance the sword’s inherent cutting and thrusting capabilities. These skills were supplemented with techniques for grappling, wrestling, kicking and throwing the opponent, as well as disarming him by seizing his weapon. Every attack contained a defense and every defense a counterattack. Hans Talhoffer reveals the techniques for wrestling, unarmored fighting with the long sword, poleax, dagger, sword and buckler, and mounted combat.

 
 
 

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