The Battle of Tewkesbury on 4 May 1471 was a decisive battle during the War of the Roses. The War of the Roses took place between 1455 and 1485, this was a series of battles for the English crown that were fought between the houses of Lancaster and York. Both families were members of the ruling English dynasty, the Plantagenets. The war is named after the emblem of both families: a red rose for the Lancasters and a white rose for the Yorkists. Tragically, it was precisely this war that caused this dynasty to end. After the war the Tudors became England’s ruling family.
This sword is a replica based on originals used during the Battle of Tewkesbury. This one-and-a-half sword, or bastard sword, is made of tempered EN45 spring steel. The pommel is screwed and the grip consists of a wooden core wrapped in black leather. It has a cross-guard with cross-shaped motifs and a scent-stopper pommel, also with a cross motif. The cross-guard is approximately 23 cm long and 0.5 cm thick. The sword is delivered including a wooden scabbard covered with black leather. The scabbard has steel tips.
Material: EN45 spring steel tempered, leather, wood, steel
Length: 118 cm
Blade thickness: 1 mm (semi-sharp), for decoration only
Blade length: 90 cm
Grip length: 19 cm
Max. blade width: 5,5 cm
Point of balance: approx. 12,5 cm below the guard
Delivery incl. scabbard
Weight: 1,8 kg (2,4 kg incl. scabbard)
Based on a historical original
Transport weight (gram): 3000 *
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.
Maintenance & care
Just as with weaponry, you can care for your shoes and leatherware by applying a little Ballistol after cleaning. This prevents the leather from drying out.
This item is semi-sharp and designed for decorative purposes. It can be made razor sharp at a surcharge. When using the sharpening service, the return right and warranty expires. The extra delivery time is approx. 2 weeks.
The blade of this sword can be blunted (2,5-3 mm) at a surcharge. Please note: although the thickness will be the same as a battle-ready sword, the return right and warranty expires when using the blunting service. Please contact us if you wish to use the blunting service, or make a note at the last step of your shopping cart. The extra delivery time is approx. 2 weeks.
Tip: How to adjust the finish of your armour and weaponry
Luxurious (polished)- polish the steel with metal polish or toothpaste. You can even give the item a mirror-like polish. Test on a small surface first!
Handmade (matte)- soak the steel in cola for 40 minutes to 20 hours. Check regularly and treat with black sandpaper.
Antique (patinated) leave the steel to rust for some time in a damp environment, preferably outside. Remove the red layer of rust, to reveal the corroded top layer.
Please note. After finishing the product yourself, the warranty and return right expire. Celtic WebMerchant is not responsible for the obtained result."