Made by John Barnett The War Sword, Museum Quality These swords are maticulously hand crafted. They are the finest and strongest swords available. The tangs are actual full tangs, not the typical rat tail that are found in most decorative swords. The high quality blades are hand forged using EN45 Spring steel to make the blade non brittle and give it a spring like quality that will not warp. Tempered for strength and finished with sharp edges and a point.
These swords will appeal to the re-enactor who wants a sword with the same appearance as the originals.
Key Features EN45 Spring Steel Historically accurate High Quality Construction Measurements Specification Blade Length 97 cm Blade Width (Widest) 5 cm Handle - Grip Length 17.1 cm Overall Length 123 cm Weight. 2.2 kg
The War Sword.Referred to as swedes of war or great war swords, larger sized knightly swords seemed to have been developed in Germany and there are frequent references to their use by medieval French chroniclers writing about knights employing the use of ?big German swords?. Essentially hand and half variants of the more usual cruciform hilted single handed sword these great war swords are most probably the result of the need for a more powerful weapon to combat improvements in the armours being wore at the time. The longer grip of the great war sword facilitated a double handed cut landing a ferocious blow that greatly improved the chances of injuring an armoured opponent on the battlefield, however the sword was still light enough to, and most often was, used in one hand.