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Battlecry Bosworth Longsword

#501505
$374.95

This longsword has a sharpened blade crafted of 1065 high carbon steel. Features darkened finish and extra wide tang. Overall length of 47-3/8 inches.

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OVERVIEW

This medieval Bosworth Longsword is from Windlass Steelcrafts Battlecry collection. Designed specifically to be used and made from 1065 high carbon steel with a darkened, battle-hardened finish, extra wide tang and tempering to a low 50s RC. This pre-sharpened blade has gone through rigorous testing. The hands-on nature of the manufacturing by master smiths makes this line unique. Includes a leather frog and matching scabbard with belt stop, and certificate of authenticity signed by each smith that touched your blade through every step of the forging process.

The longsword was a central weapon of the Science of Defence and an indispensable part of the chivalric art of arms for centuries. This sword is no exception. A beautifully proportioned weapon with dynamic handling qualities, it is a harmony of mass and dimension. With a long, semi-tapered diamond cross-section fitted to a round ergonomic pommel on a double-handed grip, this is a fine example of the perfection that was achieved in this popular design. Against any opposing arms or armor, it was capable of quick deadly cuts as well as accurate and forceful thrusts.

Aptly named for the bloody late 15th-century battle during the War of the Roses, the Bosworth is a fast and capable war sword adeptly able to execute the deadly “Mastercut” techniques so closely associated with double-handed blades of the period. With a slim handle that virtually begs to be gripped in the diverse and effective winding actions that this kind of sword ideally allowed, it features a surprisingly small heft for its size. This ebony-toned “queen of weapons” is perfectly suited to foot-combat in war, judicial duel, or knightly challenge. This is a substantial and graceful weapon that will leave the wielder every confidence it could readily defend life if called upon. Discover with it just why this form of longsword was respected for centuries and celebrated against whatever it encountered.

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SPECIFICATIONS

Attribute nameAttribute value
Overall Length47-3/8"
Blade Length36"
Blade Width1-5/8"
Weight2lbs/14oz
Point of Balance3.875" Below Hilt
Material1065 High Carbon
EdgeSharpened
EngravingUnavailable

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I Love It
I'm not sure why they have these white plastic strips in the scabbard. I know it's something about keeping the sword from touching the wood, rattling around, wiping the oil off, moisture, the tip digging into the scabbard, yadda yadda. But why THIS material? It's so sloppy. The sword is flawless. Just take out those whack strips. Feels very light for how long it is. I love it.
- Douglas, June 29, 2021 | Verified Purchase
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Love it my first long sword
Was reluctant at first because of the black finish but now I regret nothing it’s an awesome  sword for the budget range my only complaints are the stitching in the hilt is uncomfortable and my pommel is a little loose just a little and I would of appreciated a lefty option for the frog but as a whole a great budget sword
- Andrew, February 25, 2021 | Verified Purchase
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Finally got it
I have wanted this sword since I first saw it. Three years later I finally got it. I am surprised at how light it is. Feels like it be can used all day with one hand but why would you want too. Beautifully crafted with a nice sharp edge. This I will pass on to my son.
- Sammy, November 11, 2020 | Verified Purchase
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Great training sword
Balance and overall handling is very good. Better than some much more expensive swords. The only slight criticism I have is with fit and finish. The guard feels slightly too angular and can bite into the hand if you don't pay attention. The pinning is also quite messy. These however are very minor issues when you take the price into consideration. Excellent value for money.
- Aleksi, November 07, 2020 | Verified Purchase
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Even better than expected
This may be my favorite piece in the entire Battlecry collection (and I own the enitre line).  It's beautifully balanced, the fit and finish are excellent, and just has this air about it that it could f--- stuff up if you needed it to. Deadly is an overused term in the reproduction market, but in this case.....very appropriate.
- Jarod, July 30, 2020 | Verified Purchase
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Can't go wrong - solid, durable Type XV longsword
This is a really good, interesting longsword.  Its specs are almost identical to the popular Cold Steel Italian Longsword, but it's more sturdily constructed - using a peened construction - and feels distinctly different in hand.  It's the same Type XV-style blade.  Although this style is noted for its thrusting prowess - with a needle-like tip and stiff, diamond-section blade, when you get this thing in your hands you will instantly recognize that this is an incredibly nimble, vicious longsword which would deliver powerful cuts against any unfortunate target.

The blade itself has an interesting coating - it looks kinda like stone (granite or some kinda marble).  I like the effect, even though it's obviously not historic.

The pommel is a scent-stopper style, which feels solid.  The peen itself is excellent.

I also have the aforementioned Cold Steel Italian (which I also love).  Between the two, the Bosworth takes it for construction quality, with a stiffer blade and the solid hilt construction.  The CS feels just slightly more nimble, but at the cost of construction quality.
- Michael, July 10, 2020 | Verified Purchase
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Christmas Present
This was a late (because it was backordered) Christmas present from my wife and I could not be more pleased!  

Huge longsword, but wonderfully weighted so that it feels great in the hand (one or two).

I highly recommend it to anyone wanting a battle-ready longsword!

It is a killer and I bought the Crecy War Dagger to go with it.
- Kevin, August 22, 2019 | Verified Purchase
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Great Sword...Modified.
I had long been struggling with purchasing this sword. I love the design, but was not a fan of the blackened look. My answer....I got it and strpped all the blackening off the blade, guard and pommel. Then polished all to a mirror finish. It's not an easy task. It took two days to complete, but it is now a jewel in my collection. Light, well balanced, well constructed. Very happy with the purchase. I just wished Windlass offered these in non-blacked versions. Highly recommend, stripped or blackened.
- John, July 20, 2019 | Verified Purchase
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Amazing sword!
This is one incredible and fast sword!  After owning it for some time I came to the conclusion that this is one of the best swords you can purchase at this price, especially for this blade style!
- Adrian, July 12, 2019 | Verified Purchase
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Excellent sword
Large greatsword, but so well-balanced as to feel relatively light in the hand.  Also pleased with the scabbard and frog that came with the sword.   Everything of excellent quality.  I bought  the Agincourt dagger as a companion piece (although I wish they  had a larger dagger to go with the Bosworth Longsword!)
- Kevin, May 22, 2019 | Verified Purchase
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An excellent choice (aguably the best) for practicing longsword
A very nicely done sword. It handles extremely well thanks to a very well designed blade geometry which finely tapers to a very nice tip ideal for a good thrusting sword. The blade is not excessively flexible and is tempered so as to have a good amount of stiffness to it, making it further optimized for the thrust. The blade finish has a pleasant black marble look, much better than the more commonly seen blued steel on other vendor's products. The grip is the real luxury of this sword as the leather is stitched and of surprisingly nice quality, considering the price. The riser pattern beneath the leather provides added contours for a nice grip and the pommel is perfectly shaped to be utilized for complex rotations in the lower hand when gripped.

I have noticed that there is some notable vibration that has developed near the pommel over the course of the sword seeing regular use, so the sword's construction may have not been perfectly done. I do not consider this to be a fatal flaw as it is only noticeable when the pommel is forcefully struck or there is significantly strong impact on the lower portion of the blade just past the center of percussion. During drills and handling the sword does not demonstrate any problematic sensations, so I do not think it is a severe issue. It should give one pause when pondering whether to charge into battle  (if one were so inclined) with this particular weapon however.  

However, given the price point, the sword serves as an excellent training tool for practicing martial arts and there isn't much which can compete with it. It truly handles perfectly and the grip is so nicely done that it's a solid choice for the swordsman who desires a fast and agile blade that sings in the hand(s). A great choice.
- Ryan, April 28, 2019 | Verified Purchase
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A must have longsword!
If you love the longsword you need this one in your armoury. It is ready to go out of the box and handles like a dream. I removed the black finish from the blade and it looks beautiful against the black hilt. Please make more swords like this!
- Dan, January 24, 2019 | Verified Purchase
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Modern times, so much given.
Fine craftsmanship. Perfect for the collector. We take so much for granted today.
- Mark, November 21, 2018 | Verified Purchase
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Bosworth Longsword
I am extremely pleased with this sword. For me, it essentially serves a decorative purpose and exceeds in that capacity. The blued finish has a gorgeous detail that is difficult to make out in the website's pictures. Paired with the shining silver blade, it is a beautiful sword. I must state that while it spends most of its time on display, I did not want to hang any weapon that isn't functional as well; it feels good in-hand, arrives pre-sharpened, and while I've only cut pumpkins with it there was no problem there... I honestly thought I somehow missed the pumpkin, my first strike; it didn't move. This sword cleanly bisected it laterally into two halves! Very fun :) My only reservation is that while the sword arrives "scissor sharp", I am reluctant to attempt to further sharpen it due to wanting to preserve the beautiful blue-black finish.  I believe this is a terrific weapon for the price, and am completely satisfied with this purchase.
- Drew, October 09, 2018 | Verified Purchase
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Well Received Beauty
The Bosworth Longsword is well worth the price and the wait when on back order. I received this beauty and am very impressed with its handling and cutting ability. The thin blade makes slicing recovery superb and the action is fast. The supporting sections are beefy and well balanced, nothing loose or off center. Yet another great sword from the Windlass, say what you will about the over-seas manufacturing but they got it right on this one and the other two I own.
- David, December 27, 2017
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