15th Century Two-Handed Sword


This replica two-handed sword is part of the Royal Armouries Collection by Windlass. This type of sword may have been in use during the last years of the Hundred Years War and swords like it may also have been carried throughout the Wars of the Roses and into the early Tudor era.

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Royal Armouries Sword IX.1787. This is a replica of a mid-15th century two-handed sword. The original sword is believed to have been excavated in France, from a ford near the site of a Battle in 1453 at Castillon-la-Bataille on the Garonne. It was purchased by the Royal Armouries in 1978 and one of a group of over eighty swords discovered in the same find spot. Featuring a fish-tail pattern pommel, a straight guard with swollen terminals, and a double-edged blade having a flattened-diamond cross-section.

This type of sword may have been in use during the last years of the Hundred Years' War and swords like it may also have been carried throughout the Wars of the Roses and into the early Tudor era.

This replica is crafted with a hand-forged blade by an experienced, 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.1787.

  • Overall Length: 58"
  • Blade Length: 45"
  • Guard: 11-3/8" wide overall
  • Blade Width at Ricasso: 2"
  • Blade is distally tapered: 11/32" thick at guard, 11/64" at the tip
  • Weight: 4 lb / 10 oz
  • Material: 1080 High Carbon Steel
  • Edge: Double-edged with a bevel on each side, unsharpened

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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.

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15th C two handed sword
I was very pleased when I held this sword in hand. Very well constructed and balanced...the sheath and wax were a welcome bonus.
- Garry, December 05, 2023 | Verified Purchase
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Excellent Quality
In my early teens I was fortunate to meet one of the shaolin masters. I needed a long sword to practice my three long sword forms, and this is perfect. Chinese art utilizes many types of weapons. My tours in China, I was able to purchase iron and steel swords directly from the blacksmiths. The 15TH Century Two-Handed Sword is forged as well as any sword I own. The Hilt, which consists of the pommel, grip handle, guard cross is well made and tight. The balance is superb wielding. Every sword enthusiast would certainly not be disappointed. It will be difficult keeping it from rusting because I will be using it and having fun, not hanging on the wall. The price is very reasonable for the quality of the sword and scabbard. It comes with polishing cloth and wax.
- Keith, November 27, 2023 | Verified Purchase
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Beautiful Replica!
I received my sword today, a very well made  and excellent hand  crafted sword, the hilt is rock solid, the pommel and guard are perfect, the seam on the leather grip is almost invisible, only one very small flaw, the blade is well made,  but about 1.5 inches at the tip the blade has a slight bend, otherwise a fantastic 15th century long sword, well done Windlass!
- Robert, November 01, 2023 | Verified Purchase
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Absolutely superb!
This sword is excellent!  The blade is stiff and plays nice in the hands.  Unlike many other two-handed swords that I own.  Unbeatable value for a sword of this quality!  My only complaint I have is it would be hard to make it safe enough to spar with, because it is that good!
- Dirk, December 26, 2022 | Verified Purchase
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