Late Medieval Long Sword with Sheath, 15th Century,
National Museum Zurich, Switzerland
This beautiful two-handed sword is a reproduction of a late medieval longsword dated around 1450-1460. The original was classified as a Type XVa according to Oakeshott’s typology and is on display for people to admire at the National Museum in Zurich (Landesmuseum Zürich), Switzerland.
This replica features a hardened spring steel blade which was tempered to a Rockwell hardness of approx. 49-51 HRC. The blade tapers to the point and has a diamond cross section. It is full-tanged and riveted to the pommel. The cross guard is forged out of steel and the leather-wrapped wooden grip is capped with a generously sized fishtail pommel.
The sword’s gorgeous scabbard is crafted from vegetable tanned, dyed leather and comes complete with a carrying belt with brass buckles.
The blade’s blunt, 2 mm thick edges and rounded tip make this long sword ideal for combat reenactment, stage fighting or sparring.
– Blade material: spring steel, tempered
– Rockwell hardness: approx. 49-51 HRC
– Handle material: leather-wrapped wood
– Overall length: approx. 123 cm
– Blade length: approx. 93.3 cm
– Handle length (with pommel): approx. 29 cm
– Blade width at guard: approx. 5 cm
– Blade width at tip: approx. 0.8 cm
– Blade thickness: approx. 2 mm
– Point of balance: approx. 12 cm from the guard
– Weight: approx. 1.55 kg (approx. 2 kg with sheath)
– Leather scabbard with suspension system