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Guinegate Sword

#501695
$389.95

We replicated this sword years ago (decades ago, actually!) after photographing the original at an auction and being awed by its graceful design. We delightfully bring it back, but this time with a gorgeous new scabbard and belt that befit its lovely air of elegance. The high carbon steel blade employs the high center ridge of the original that enables cutting and thrusting with equal efficiency. The pommel and guard are beautifully finished brass, a subtle design counterpoint to the camel bone grip. The reddish-brown scabbard and belt are constructed of thick leather with brass fittings, for a sumptuous method of sword wear.
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OVERVIEW

Circa 1479
Maximilian I of Habsburg was a great lover of arms and armor; he even designed some elaborately fluted armor that has since been named for him. More impressively, he was never one to hold back when a good fight came his way. In 1479, during the War of Burgundian Succession, King Louis XI invaded the Burgundian lands. He was met by the Burgundian Infantry and Archduke Maximillian, who fought on foot with his infantry rather than riding with the cavalry as was the custom for high-ranking noblemen. In the short, bloody battle, the French fled and Maximilian came off victorious. His valor at the Battle of Guinegate inspired us in the naming of this beautiful sword.
We replicated this sword years ago (decades ago, actually!) after photographing the original at an auction and being awed by its graceful design. We delightfully bring it back, but this time with a gorgeous new scabbard and belt that befit its lovely air of elegance.
The high carbon steel blade retains the high center ridge of the original, enabling cutting and thrusting with equal efficiency. The pommel and guard are beautifully finished brass, a subtle design counterpoint to the camel bone grip. The reddish-brown scabbard and belt are constructed of thick leather with brass fittings, for a sumptuous method of sword wear. This sword can be used one or two-handed and comes sharp from the factory.

SPECIFICATIONS

Attribute nameAttribute value
Overall Length40-1/2"
Blade Length33"
Blade Width1-1/2"
Blade ThicknessApprox. 3/8" at center ridge
Weight3 lbs / 7oz
Material1065 High Carbon Steel
EdgeSharpened
EngravingAvailable

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The return of a piece of art
I bought this sword the first time MR created it.  I have been giving talks in schools for over 40 years about the "Dark Ages" and have used MR swords.  This sword has always been a great hit with my students, it has a great look, the feel is like an extension of the arm not a dead weight hanging out there.  The students love the look of the hilt and the ridge down the center for armor piercing.  When I pull out my book on the Wallace Collection and show them almost identical sword, they know it isn't some "Hollywood sword" but it is like the "real thing".  That is what I have expected from MR from the days of Hank R. to today.  I know who ever buys this sword will enjoy having in their collection as I do.
Bob H
- Guest, February 11, 2021
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