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15th Century Longsword

#501831
$694.95

This replica knightly longsword is part of the Royal Armouries Collection by Windlass. The original sword is believed to have been found in the River Thames before finding its way into the Tower of London collection. This is the sort of hand-and-a-half sword that was often carried by knights and men-at-arms, and it features a two-handed hilt with a scent-stopper pommel.

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OVERVIEW

Royal Armouries Sword #IX.16. This is a reproduction of an early 15th-century longsword, believed to have been found in the River Thames before finding its way into the Tower of London collection. Part of the Royal Armouries Collection by Windlass, the original dates to around 1400-1430. This is a hand-and-a-half sword. The stiff and acutely-tapered blade ends in a robust but slender point. This type of sword was used in one or two hands, depending on circumstance, and in armored combat, the blade could also be gripped in half swording, to better drive the point into the gaps of an armored opponent, and also to use the crossguard and pommel for wrestling and striking. This is the type of sword that English knights would have carried at the Battle of Agincourt. The blade of this sword has three transitions, from a hollow ground blunt ricasso next to the guard to a hexagonal cross-section, and finally to the flattened diamond section point. A relatively nimble sword, but with more blade presence than you might expect.

This replica is crafted with a hand-forged blade by a skilled blacksmith using modern 1080 high-carbon steel that is fully tempered and distally tapered for proper weight distribution.

The sheath is made with a wood body and covered with leather. The tip is reinforced with a brass chape that features a traditional cut-out. At the throat, the leather extends upward and covers part of the guard at the ricasso. Includes a certificate of authenticity on heavy stock, a tin of Windlass Classic Wax, and a polishing cloth. Made by Windlass Steelcrafts, the original can be seen in the Royal Armories Collection, Object Number IX.16.

  • Overall Length: 46-1/2"
  • Blade Length: 36-1/2"
  • Guard: 10-3/18" wide overall
  • Blade Width at Ricasso: 1-3/4"
  • Blade is distally tapered: 5/16" thick at guard, 13/64" at the tip
  • Weight: 3 lb / 6 oz
  • Material: 1080 High Carbon Steel
  • Edge: Double edged with a bevel on each side, unsharpened

The 1st 50 pieces will be shipping the 3rd week of Oct 2022

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It is important to note when purchasing a licensed collectible that for legal & liability reasons the licensor may not allow a sharpening service to be performed. This in no way affects the overall value and/or performance of your edged collectible, and unfortunately is not within our power to change.

Should you choose to sharpen your edged collectible after sale, the licensor and licensee are not held liable for any damage or injury that may result from its use or handling.

Official Royal Armouries Licensed Product. The Royal Armouries name is a trademark of Royal Armouries. All Rights Reserved. The Royal Armouries is the UK’s National Museum of Arms and Armour.

REVIEWS

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Amazing sword
Great fit and finish. Perfect packaging. And the sword handles great. Over all very please 5/5.
- Luis, November 14, 2022
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Do it
The sword is everything Matt’s review of it claims.

The fit and finish and features plus scabbard inclusion by themselves make the price point an unbeatable value, but add to that the fact that it is a 1:1 replica of a famously beautiful historical sword right down to the weapon dynamics, and you have a collectors item.
I am glad I bought it while it’s available. Do it.
- Ian, October 27, 2022 | Verified Purchase
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Very Pleased
The sword is everything Matt’s review of it claims.

The fit and finish and features plus scabbard inclusion by themselves make the price point an unbeatable value, but add to that the fact that it is a 1:1 replica of a famously beautiful historical sword right down to the weapon dynamics, and you have a collectors item.
I am glad I bought it while it’s available. Do it.
- Ian, October 27, 2022 | Verified Purchase
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15th Century Longsword
When Matt Easton reviewed this sword I was instantly smitten. I was about to buy another sword but put that purchase on hold to get this one. I was nervous, $700 is a lot for a Windlass sword and I like sharp swords, not blunt ones. I took the plunge, ordered it, and hoped for the best. When the package was delivered I was instantly worried, it was heavy as heck. Swords should be light and nimble not bricks. As I unpacked it my concerns were proven to be unfounded, the box the sword is packaged in is the heaviest duty cardboard box I have ever seen, the lid to the box weights more than the sword does!.
Inside was a wonderfully light and nimble sword. Easily handled with one hand and a dream with two.  The quality of this sword is amazing, straight lines, minimal waves in the blade finish and while not sharp it is not blunt. More like the final sharpening needs to be done and minimal material would be removed to get it to sharp. To say I am pleased is an understatement. I'll be ordering the 14th Century Arming Sword soon!  Kudos to Matt Easton, Windlass and The Royal Armories, they hit this one out of the park.
- Tim, October 22, 2022
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