Late Medieval One-Handed Sword with Sheath, 14th Century, Royal Armouries
This beautiful single-handed sword is a reproduction of a late medieval one-hander dated around 1310 A.D. The original was classified as a Type XVIIIa according to Oakeshott’s typology and is on display at the Royal Armouries.
This replica features a hardened spring steel blade which was tempered to a Rockwell hardness of approx. 49-51 HRC. It is full-tanged and riveted to the pommel. The steel cross guard has bent ends and the leather-wrapped wooden grip is capped with a sturdy disc-shaped steel pommel (or wheel pommel). The sword’s gorgeous scabbard is crafted from vegetable tanned, dyed leather and comes complete with a carrying belt wound around it.
The blade’s blunt, 2 mm thick edges and rounded tip make this medieval 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. 95 cm
– Blade length: approx. 76 cm
– Handle length (with pommel): approx. 17 cm
– Blade width at guard: approx. 4 cm
– Blade thickness: approx. 2 mm
– Weight: approx. 1.2 kg (approx. 1.6 kg with sheath)
– Leather scabbard with belt