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  • Bastard Sword - Antiqued

    The strong and fearless Swiss and Germans originally carried these early weapons, although Bastard swords soon became popular in other parts of continental Europe and the British Isles. The term “Bastard” undoubtedly comes from the fact that the sword, because of its design, has no legitimate claim to being classified as either a uniquely single-handed or two-handed weapon. The Bastard Sword was a weapon developed for the use of the foot soldier and had become quite common by the early 1500’s. The combat styles developed for the Bastard Sword were the particular speciality of the Northern Europe Cultures, with the German nations being at the forefront in its development and use. Our Bastard Sword is finished in an antique patina, making for an outstanding authentic appearance.

    Total length: 127.3cm
    Blade length: 98.4cm
    Grip length: 23.5cm
    Weight: 1160g
    Blade thickness (base): 0.65cm
    Blade thickness (CoP): 0.39cm
    Blade width (base):  5cm
    Point of Balance (PoB): 14cm
    Centre of Percussion (CoP): 63.5cm
    Blade: High Carbon Steel
    Edge: Sharp
    Pommel: Peened
    Scabbard: Wood, Leather, Steel

    All dimensions are approximate and may vary from piece to piece.

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    Excl. Tax: £190.43 Incl. Tax: £228.52

  • Godfred Viking Sword

    Named for the feared 8th century Viking raider, our Godfred Viking Sword is built around a beautifully patterned folded steel blade to replicate the pre-9th century originals. The interwoven leather grip, complemented by a Damascus guard and pommel, is matched by the leather-covered wood scabbard with bronze detailing and integral belt hooks. Superbly balanced, due to the deeply fullered distal tapered blade profile, the Godfred Viking Sword is a true tribute to the legendary Norse smiths.

    Total length
    : 88.3cm
    Blade length: 73.1cm
    Grip length: 10.2cm
    Weight: 1.1kg
    Blade thickness (base): 0.52cm
    Blade thickness (CoP): 0.32cm
    Blade width (base): 4.75cm
    Point of Balance (PoB): 10cm
    Centre of Percussion (CoP): 50.8cm
    Edge: Sharp
    Pommel: Peened
    ScabbardWood, Leather, Brass

    All dimensions are approximate and may vary from piece to piece.

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    Excl. Tax: £326.20 Incl. Tax: £391.44

  • Albrecht II Hand-and-a-Half Sword

    Our Hand-and-a-Half Sword crafted by Paul Chen is replicated from a sword thought to be that of Albrecht II of Austria and represents the pinnacle of beauty and balance in medieval swords. Classically simple in design with a flattened diamond-section blade and cruciform hilt, the original dates from the early part of the 15th century. The “Lion Rampant” emblem of the Habsburg dynasty is engraved in the pommel, while the Passau “Running Wolf” guild mark and a marigold maker’s mark appear on the blade fuller. Both the grip and the scabbard are leather covered over a cord wrap.See Hanwei models SH2034N for the antique-finished version and SH2106 for the “Practical” version of the Hand-and-a-Half sword.

    Total length: 113.2cm
    Blade length: 88.3cm
    Grip length: 16.8cm
    Weight: 1470g
    Blade thickness (base): 0.61cm
    Blade thickness (CoP): 0.32cm
    Blade width (base):  5.1cm
    Point of Balance (PoB): 14cm
    Centre of Percussion (CoP): 54.7cm
    Blade: EN45 High Carbon Steel
    Edge: Sharp
    Pommel: Peened
    Scabbard: Wood, Leather, Steel

    All dimensions are approximate and may vary from piece to piece.

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    Excl. Tax: £212.80 Incl. Tax: £255.36

  • German Longsword

    We call this elegant edged weapon a "German Longsword," but this type of blade was widely used in Europe during the Late Middle Ages. Its slender shape, acute point and lack of fuller predetermine this sword for use as a thrusting weapon against knightly plate armor. Wielding this blade with two hands greatly increased the probability of scoring a hit in the enemy's weak spot. Our German long sword features a hilt with a striking design: the meander incised in the crossguard is repeated in the pear-shaped pommel. The wooden grip is wrapped in smooth, brown leather for increased control and comfort.

    Our German Longsword comes with a brown leather scabbard including a mount and chape.

    Total length: 113 cm
    Blade length: 91.5 cm
    Grip length: 14.5 cm
    Weight: 1.59 kg
    Blade thickness (base): 4.8 mm
    Blade thickness (CoP): 3.8 mm
    Blade width (base): 5.1 cm
    Blade width (CoP): 3.7 cm
    Point of Balance (PoB): 12.5 cm
    Centre of Percussion (CoP): 29 cm
    Oakeshott type: XVa
    Blade: High Carbon Steel
    Edge: Blunt
    Pommel: Peened
    Scabbard: Leather, Wood, Steel

    All dimensions are approximate and may vary from piece to piece.

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    Excl. Tax: £187.50 Incl. Tax: £225.00

  • Cromwell Sword

    Oliver Cromwell (1599 – 1658) was a powerful figure in English history during and after the English Civil War, when he rose from the rank of Captain of Horse to Lord Protector of England. His sword, said to have been carried at the battle of Drogheda in 1649, has been remarkably well preserved and is displayed in the permanent collection of the Royal Armouries in Leeds, England. The Paul Chen Cromwell Sword is an accurate replica of the original “mortuary” hilt style and features a blackened guard decorated in a gold foliage pattern with a wire-wound sharkskin grip. As the original sword now lacks a scabbard , we have provided a design typical of the period. This piece of English history is a must for the ECW collector and re-enactor.

    Total length: 110.5cm
    Blade length: 83.2cm
    Grip length: 9.8cm
    Weight: 1.47kg
    Blade thickness (base) 0.5cm
    Blade thickness (CoP): 0.36cm
    Blade width (base): 3.4cm
    Point of Balance (PoB): 8.9cm
    Centre of Percussion (CoP): 53.3cm
    Blade: High Carbon Steel
    Edge: Sharp
    Pommel: Threaded
    Scabbard: Leather, Wood, Steel

    All dimensions are approximate and may vary from piece to piece.

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    Excl. Tax: £278.60 Incl. Tax: £334.32

  • HEMA Basket Hilt Sword Starter Kit 4

    Everything you need to get started in the competitive world of Historical European Martial Arts (HEMA)

    Includes:
    Basket Hilt Xtreme Sparring Sword
    Red Dragon Fencing Mask
    Red Dragon Weapon Sparring Gloves
    Red Dragon Throat Protector
    Red Dragon Groin Protector
    Red Dragon Knee & Shin Protectors
    Red Dragon Sword and Kit Bag - Mk II Learn More
    Excl. Tax: £200.83 Incl. Tax: £241.00

  • Damascus Viking Sword

    Excavations of a number of circa 850-900 Viking swords turned up this lovely Damascus specimen in Finland. It has the lobed pommel loved by the Norsemen, but the cross guard contrasts slightly with the typical downcurved versions. The early style blade is well-suited to the quick, slashing blows of the Viking warrior. It is forged from high carbon Damascus steel. It is polished with the fuller etched to show the Damascus construction of the blade. The pommel and cross guard are steel and the grip is leather wrapped wood. The scabbard is wood covered in leather with steel mounts. This is a true fighting sword and one that any Viking would be proud to carry in battle.

    Total length: 91 cm
    Blade length: 77 cm
    Grip length: 9.5 cm
    Weight: 0.95 kg
    Blade thickness (base): 4.2 mm
    Blade thickness (CoP): 3.7 mm
    Blade width (base): 4.5 cm
    Blade width (CoP): 3.2 cm
    Point of Balance (PoB): 17.5 cm
    Centre of Percussion (CoP): 19 cm
    Blade:  High Carbon Steel
    Edge: Blunt
    Pommel: Peened
    ScabbardWood, Leather, Steel

    All dimensions are approximate and may vary from piece to piece.

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    Excl. Tax: £253.93 Incl. Tax: £304.72

  • Swept Hilt Rapier

    This Swept-Hilt Rapier features classical lines, with a high-carbon steel flex-tempered blade, a stainless steel hilt (for reduced maintenance) and a hardwood grip. The hilt is of the same size as the museum piece on which it is based, providing an authentic “feel” in the user’s hand and weight and balance also match originals. The blade is interchangeable with our “Practical” blade (OH2255) which is designed for safety in rapier sparring. The matching Main Gauche (SH2198) may also be equipped with a sparring blade. 

    Our Renaissance-style Rapiers trace their origins to early 17th century Europe, where swordplay with the Rapier was considered an essential part of a gentleman’s education and was often used in resolving gentlemanly disagreements. Blades generally originated in one of the blade making centers such as Toledo or Solingen, but many differences in styling and hilt materials resulted from the local manufacture of hilts all over Europe. 

    Total length: 113.7cm
    Blade length: 93.1cm
    Grip length: 8.6cm
    Weight: 0.94kg
    Blade thickness (base): 0.61cm
    Point of Balance (PoB): 7.6cm
    Centre of Percussion (CoP): 76.8cm
    Blade: High Carbon Steel
    Edge: Slightly Sharp
    Pommel: Peened
    Scabbard: Leather, Wood, Steel

    All dimensions are approximate and may vary from piece to piece.

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    Excl. Tax: £194.60 Incl. Tax: £233.52

  • Scottish Basket Hilt Broadsword

    Although Basket-Hilt swords appeared throughout Britain from the mid-sixteenth century on, their association with the seventeenth and eighteenth-century Scottish highlander has become legendary. Our Basket-Hilt Broadsword, replicated from an original in the collection of the Royal Armouries in England, carries a typical Glasgow-style hilt from the mid-18th century. It is likely that the blade of the original sword, marked “Andrea Ferara”, was made in Germany a century earlier and re-hilted as basket designs were refined. The hilt is crafted of stainless steel, to minimize maintenance, while the blade is forged in high-carbon steel. The grip is covered with wire-wrapped genuine ray skin and the basket liner, like the original, is crafted in fabric-covered leather. The scabbard is leather-covered.

    Total length: 101cm
    Blade length: 85.2cm
    Grip length: 15.8cm
    Weight: 1.39kg
    Blade thickness (base): 0.42cm
    Blade thickness (CoP): 0.29cm
    Blade width (base): 4.55cm
    Point of Balance (PoB): 12.7cm
    Centre of Percussion (CoP): 58.4cm
    Blade: High Carbon Steel
    Edge: Sharp
    Pommel: Threaded
    Scabbard: Leather, Wood, Steel

    All dimensions are approximate and may vary from piece to piece.

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    Excl. Tax: £230.95 Incl. Tax: £277.14

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