Two Handed Medieval Sword (#1332)

5.00 out of 5

 

Late 15th century – German. Original found in the Landesmuseum, Zurich.
Type XVIIIa.

The Two Handed Gothic battle ready Sword, is our staff’s top pick. Not only for its elegance and simplicity, but its superb handling characteristics. This medieval sword is light, superbly responsive and very well balanced.

Authentically crafted from the original at the Landesmuseum (Museum in Zurich), the Two Handed Gothic Sword is a testament to the superb skills and craftsmanship of the later part of the middle ages.  Elegant, resilient and reliable, the two handed gothic sword is a heirloom-quality medieval sword for the ages. Skillfully engineered and individually crafted, the two handed medieval sword will surprise even the most discriminating collector.

Blade: 5160 High Carbon Steel. Dual Tempered HRc 60
48-50 at the core Total length: 49″
Blade length: 38″
Blade width at base: 2″
Weight: 3 lbs. 5 oz.

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Two Handed Medieval Sword

Late 15th century – German. Original found in the Landesmuseum, Zurich.
Type XVIIIb.

The Two Handed Medieval sword, was very popular in Germany during the mid to late 15th century. As the Middle Ages progressed, this versatile Sword continued to evolve according to the battlefield requirements of the day. The dedicated cutting designs of the 13th century gave way to the thrusting oriented swords of the late Medieval Era.

By the Gothic period, the type XVIIIb two handed sword, with its rigid diamond shaped needle tip blade, became the most essential part of the medieval Knight’s arsenal. The hollow ground sword blades were not only capable of powerful cuts, but offered exceptional advantages with their keen ability to piece through the ever developing plate armor.

Not only did the fifteenth century longsword possess a blade profile that allowed for effective thrusting, it also retained a large measure of its earlier ancestor’s cutting ability. The simple, yet elegant simplistic geometry of the sword reflects the Gothic artistic revival that not only inspired bladesmiths and armorers but also architects and painters of the period. The deeply hollow ground blade and clean hexagonal quillions and fishtail pommel attest to this artistic revival. Swords during this period were not only exceptionally engineered, but also reflected clear artistic patterns and influences from the gothic architectual structures of the time. Hence, the Two Handed Gothic medieval sword, and thus Type XVIIIb medieval battle ready swords, were not merely weapons of war, but beautifully crafted artistic pieces in their own right.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Two Handed Gothic battle ready Sword, is our staff’s top pick. Not only for its elegance and simplicity, but its superb handling characteristics. This medieval sword is light, superbly responsive and very well balanced.

Authentically crafted from the original at the Landesmuseum (Museum in Zurich), the Two Handed Gothic Sword is a testament to the superb skills and craftsmanship of the later part of the middle ages.  Elegant, resilient and reliable, the two handed gothic sword is a heirloom-quality medieval sword for the ages. Skillfully engineered and individually crafted, the two handed medieval sword will surprise even the most discriminating collector.

 

 

 

 

1 review for Two Handed Medieval Sword (#1332)


  1. 5 out of 5

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    What can I say this is eye candy for the sword enthusiast in you, pictures don’t do this masterpiece justice. First off the sword came paper slicing sharp down the length of both edges, very nice! The provided scabbard and sword belt are top notch and functional ready for battle. Everything about the hilt, guard and pommel is flawless. The point of balance for the blade I received is right at 4 inches making this 38 inch sword surprisingly light in the hand and seemingly one handed wieldable. The pommel despite the shape / look is very comfortable and smoothly done so as to invite the two handed pommel grip. Also fitting for the pommel strike, like two knuckles made of steel. Darksword Armoury nailed it on this sword too bad I cant give 6 stars or I would. One of 6 blades I have purchased from DSA this blade is like all the rest to me, perfect! Excellent service from Michael and the DSA team thank you all.

    What can I say this is eye candy for the sword enthusiast in you, pictures don’t do this masterpiece justice. First off the sword came paper slicing sharp down the length of both edges, very nice! The provided scabbard and sword belt are top notch and functional ready for battle. Everything about the hilt, guard and pommel is flawless. The point of balance for the blade I received is right at 4 inches making this 38 inch sword surprisingly light in the hand and seemingly one handed wieldable. The pommel despite the shape / look is very comfortable and smoothly done so as to invite the two handed pommel grip. Also fitting for the pommel strike, like two knuckles made of steel. Darksword Armoury nailed it on this sword too bad I cant give 6 stars or I would. One of 6 blades I have purchased from DSA this blade is like all the rest to me, perfect! Excellent service from Michael and the DSA team thank you all.

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