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.

First 50 pieces will ship the third week of October 2022. Cannot be reserved for international shipping.


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

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.


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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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