This ornamental single-edged sword is a modern rendition inspired by a well-preserved archaeological discovery from the late 13th century, unearthed near Lake Neuchâtel (German: Neuenburgersee) in Switzerland. The original artifact is currently housed in the Swiss National Museum (Landesmuseum) collection in Zurich (item IN 6982). Identified as an Oakeshott type XIV, the initial sword showcases a wide blade that gradually narrows to a pointed tip, optimizing its thrusting capabilities without compromising cutting prowess. The blade features fullers on both sides, extending approximately two-thirds down its length. A particularly intriguing aspect of the sword is the cryptic inscription "N n S D" etched into the fuller, flanked by two crosses pattée. While the meaning of this letter sequence remains speculative, experts lean towards the interpretation that the letters represent a condensed prayer or invocation, possibly IN NOMINE SANCTI DOMINI (in the name of the Holy Lord), IN NOMINE SANCTI DEI (in the name of the Holy God), or IN NOMINE SALVATORIS DOMINI (in the name of the Savior and Lord). The single-edged sword presented here faithfully replicates this captivating piece of medieval history. The engravings on the wide fuller of the double-edged EN45 spring steel blade faithfully mirror the original markings. The edges are not honed, and the blade's full tang is securely fastened to the pommel. The hilt features a gently downward-curved crossguard, a substantial wheel pommel, and a wooden core grip tightly bound with blue leather cord. Both the guard and pommel are skillfully crafted from solid steel. This medieval knightly sword is accompanied by a blue scabbard made of wood and leather, complete with two adjustable carrying straps crafted from black leather and adorned with antiqued brass buckles.
Blade material: tempered EN45 spring steel
Hardness: 48-52 HRC
Grip material: leather-wrapped wood, steel guard and pommel
Edge: semi-sharp (1 mm)
Total length: approx. 83.5 cm
Blade thickness: approx. 5 mm (cutting edges approx. 1 mm)
Hilt length: approx. 17.5 cm (grip 10 cm)
max. blade width: approx. 6,2 cm
Point of balance: approx. 11 cm below crossguard
Weight without scabbard: approx. 1.58 kg
Weight with scabbard: approx. 2.1 kg
Incl. wooden scabbard with genuine leather cover and sword hangers (max. belt width 7 cm)
Based on a historical original
Shipment weight (g): 2100 *
We do not sell this product to customers under the age of 18. Click here for more information on the European arms acts.
This item is produced in limited quantities only. This means that every piece is unique. Sizes & finish may vary lightly from piece to piece.
Prevent rust and corrosion by oiling your weapons regularly. Remove rust easily with black sandpaper. Remove burrs with a whetstone. Make sure you have removed all burrs before using a battle-ready weapon, as they can cause wounds.
This item is perfect for beginning sword fighters and light battles but this sword is not covered by a warranty.
When packaging this item, we exclusively use 100% recycled plastic and recycled paper/cardboard from FSC certified forests. We reuse a large part of the material directly without the intervention of a recycling process.
Recycle the material by separating your waste:
1. Cardboard: separate or reuse your paper.
2. Plastic cushions, clothing bags and plastic tape: separate or reuse your plastic. If possible, pierce the cushions with a volume reduction needle.
3. Paper packaging for jewelry and small items: these have a plastic inner layer. Remove these, then separate your paper and plastic.
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