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16th Century German Longsword

I designed this sword based on ​a variety of German longswords from the 16th Century. The client was originally interested in commissioning a Viking style sword but due to his height I suggested a later period longsword instead. It has a 35 inch long blade with a forged fuller running about a third of its length. The fittings are made of forged wrought iron. The handle is made of oak wrapped in kidskin and the scabbard is made of poplar slats wrapped in linen and then leather.

 

This blade was left with what I call a battle polish, which is a slightly rougher polish meant to evoke a working blade that was meant to take a beating. This is a lightweight blade considering its size and moves quickly when using the second hand as a lever.