Classic Cinquedea (ca. 1450)
This type of sword most likely developed from the sword length version of the Italian Cinquedea. The blade retains the width and the large deep fullers like the earlier sword, but is combined with a steel guard that uses a ring for added hand protection and a large steel pommel to balance the wide blade. The grip is wood with brass. This sword would be used with a round shield, and no doubt favored for the pastime of sword and buckler dueling popular throughout most of Europe.
Total length: 87 cm
*All sizes & weights are approximate.