Landsknecht War Sword


This two-handed sword has a strong, wide high carbon steel blade capable of denting and crushing the toughest armor. Features a wood grip covered with leather, steel pommel and crossguard. Overall 50"
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Not all of the “double pay” soldiers carried the large two hander with the parrying hooks on the blade. Some opted for smaller, quicker two-handers. Most all of the officers carried this sword, and the great Landsknecht Captain, George Frundsberg, is known to have carried one on his last campaign (at the tender age of 82). Larger than the standard hand-and-a-half sword, and intended for two hands. In the wild melee after the initial clash of the pikes, there was little room for any fancy sword work, just brutal chopping, and this sword was quite good for that! Strong, wide blades were capable of denting and crushing the toughest armor. This was the period of the infantry, when the armored knight was being replaced, and the firearm had not yet shown its fearsome abilities. The foot soldier, wearing armor, but not fully encased in steel, was vulnerable to the sword and axe. High carbon steel. Wood grip are covered with leather. Steel pommel and crossguard. Includes scabbard. Made by Windlass Steelcrafts®.
  • Overall: 50"
  • Blade: 40-1/2"
  • Wt: 4-1/2 lbs


Attribute nameAttribute value
Blade Length40-1/2"
Weight4-1/2 lbs


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Love this war sword!
Took a chance on this one and very glad I did. It is well put together and very agile for a sword of this size. The blade has some whip but most blades of this cross section do at this length. Please make more war swords!
- Dan, January 29, 2019 | Verified Purchase
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