Deal of the days
In the 15th century, gunsmiths skillfully created suits that gave the wearer an almost complete cover from head to toe in the best and best hardened steels of the day. His goal was to give the man of the fight absolute protection on the battlefield. A knight in armor on a war horse was a formidable opponent, and unless you had the weaponry to deal with him, he could suffer a quick injury or death if he attacked him in battle.
The solution was that a strong and heavy armor requires a strong and heavy weapon to pierce it, so that the swords were developed, ranging from one hand to another, from one hand to the other, to the great two-handed swords of the sixteenth century.
These two-handed swords, in particular, were very large - usually 5 to 15 meters long and had long claws to balance the long blades and, when used in two hands, allowed the swordsman to offer a devastating cut.
Although the armor still gave its user a high level of protection against a blow from a two-handed sword. The concussion and shock effect was often enough to cause injuries through the broken bones and after being stunned at least one opponent was left open for a repeated and often more devastating blow.
This two-handed sword is about 1285mm in total,
the blade is approximately 960 mm and approximately 45 mm at its widest point,
the footprint is about 185mm,
crossguard media about 265mm and handle about 305mm.
The two-handed sword weighs approximately 1.86 kg
All swords in the John Barnett collection have steel blades with EN45 springs and protective parts and handles are always in steel, unless brass or bronze are specified, oak wood handles on very wide spikes
John Barnett's collection are all museum-quality pieces with their own distinctive appearance.