European Two-handed Swords

English Longsword.

The English longsword is a genuinely lovely sword, a faithfully historic sword, and a real performance sword. The pommel and cross are cast from mild steel and are elegantly proportioned with nice detail.

The grip is wood, wrapped with cord to achieve the visible pattern and covered with black leather (stitched up one side). The wood on the lower grip, below the cord riser, is carved in a hexagonal section, to blend into the hexagonal portion of the pommel. This provides a very attractive grip and also a very comfortable one for one or two hands. When held with two hands, the pommel actually acts as an extension of the grip, allowing the second hand to fit comfortably.

Measurements and Specifications:

Weight: 2 pounds, 12.8 ounces

Overall length: 43 5/8 inches

Blade length: 33 5/8 inches

Blade width: 1 3/4 inches at base, tapering to 3/4 inches

Grip length: 5 3/8 inches

Guard width: 7 5/8 inches

Point of Balance: 5 5/8 inches from guard

Center of Percussion: ~20 inches from guard

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