The Black Death Medieval Sword
Inspirational, Type XVIIIa blade.
The Black Death Gothic battle ready Sword was another interesting project to work on. Inspired by Type XVIIIa blades of the fifteenth century, and characteristics of our Gothic Two Handed Sword ; The Black Death follows the typical Gothic patterns of the swords of the later part of medieval period. With a stern focus on aesthetics, the medieval swords of the 15th. Century displayed richly detailed pommels and guards, boasting the individual smith’s talent as well as the owners social and military rank.
As the growing full plated armour developed, the swords of late medieval period changed with the trend. The long Gothic blade profile was developed to piece various openings of the plated armour.
Blade: 5160 High Carbon Steel. Dual Tempered HRc 60
48-50 at the core
Total length: 51″
Blade length: 39″
Blade width: 2″
Weight: 3lbs. 7oz.