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Shrewsbury Sword

#501686
$194.95

This sword has been named after the famous battlefield where Prince Hal (later Henry V of England) defeated Percy Hotspur in 1403 and is noted by the pierced crosses in the steel guard. This long slender blade is double-edged and finely tapered. Possessing enough breadth to cut, the Shrewsbury is equally strong to thrust. Made by the master craftsmen at Windlass Steelcrafts.

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OVERVIEW

Circa 1400

During the height of plate armor, this narrow, sharply-pointed sword was one of the most successful in finding chinks in armor or to even “punch through” if necessary. This long slender blade is double-edged and finely tapered. Possessing enough breadth to cut, the Shrewsbury is equally strong to thrust. The original sword can be seen in the Wallace Collection.

This sword has been named after the famous battlefield where Prince Hal (later Henry V of England) defeated Percy Hotspur in 1403 and is noted by the pierced crosses in the steel guard. This replica, from the master craftsmen at Windlass Steelcrafts, has been forged from 1065 high carbon steel, which has strong edge-holding capabilities and will flex and return to true. The steel pommel is fig shaped and has been beautifully faceted. The leather scabbard has a belt stop, scalloped edges on both the throat and tip plus a pierced cross at the tip.

  • Overall: 42-1/8"
  • Blade: 33-3/8" long, 1-3/4" wide, 3/16" thick
  • Wt: 2 lbs / 12 oz

Can be sharpened and/or personalized with 3 Initials for additional fees.

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SPECIFICATIONS

Attribute nameAttribute value
Overall Length42-1/8"
Blade Length33-3/8"
Blade Width1-3/4"
Blade Thickness3/16"
Weight2 lbs / 12 oz
Material1065 High Carbon Steel
EdgeUnsharpened
SharpeningAvailable
EngravingAvailable

REVIEWS

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Love it!
Missed my chance for it previously, but was thrilled to find it was back up. Got it in today, and was not disappointed. Fit and finish are clean and tight, blade’s beautiful and straight, and the accents at the throat and tip of the sheath look great. Absolutely a 5-star recommendation from me.
- Raymond, July 06, 2020 | Verified Purchase
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Very impressed good price too
Overall a really nice sword thats blade profile fits either a Oakeshott Type XVa or XVIIIa. I feel its more of a XVIIIa due to its less acutely tapering blade profile to the tip.  As for the sword itself the construction and fit and finish are a big improvement over the first issue of this sword from over a decade ago. The only complaint I have is the grip is a very bulky and not well shaped for a proper aligned grip. Of course easily remedied with a little DIY work but that also brings up my second issue. The grip is not wood core but some composite plastic. Not a huge deal as its strudy and shape able but still a odd suprise from a company that primarily used wood core grips.

Overall I would recommend this sword to a anyone looking for a very affordable light hand and a half sword.
- David, July 03, 2020 | Verified Purchase
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Always a good sword
This sword is sturdy and battle ready. I really love  it’s simplistic look, but deadly blade.
- Tyrone, July 02, 2020
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Shrewsbury sword
I have window shopped this sword for many years . It is in my opinion gorgeous, light nimble razor sharp and lethal,i love it.
- Charles, June 16, 2020 | Verified Purchase
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Great sword
Great sword with with no issues. Meets expectations.
- Michael, June 15, 2020 | Verified Purchase
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Shrewsbury Sword
Fantastic.  Well made. Proud to own.
- Peter, June 14, 2020 | Verified Purchase
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Must have!
This is a great sword. A real deal.
- Jim, June 14, 2020 | Verified Purchase
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Perfect for the price!!
I just received mine yesterday and I love it. For the price point, you really can't beat this thing. It feels good in the hand, the balance is fine, it cuts nicely, and it most definitely thrusts. I paid extra for the sharpening service, and whoever did it did a wonderful job. Both edges were ground evenly, without any burs or scratches on the blade proper. It cut paper right out of the box. Some people might want to sharpen it further -- I don't have the proper skills or tools to do that, but I'm satisfied with the way the edge came. The fittings are nice and tight. No wobbling or clinking. The tempering is great, it flexes and returns true. Both crosses on the hilt match up just fine. The scabbard is just a plain old scabbard, nothing to write home about. But what I love most about this thing is the polish -- it has a gorgeous shiny mirrored polish instead of a flat satin finish. Some people online complain that the handle is hard plastic instead of wood, but it doesn't bother me at all. Same with the leather wrapping on the grip -- you may want to customize that yourself, too. The pommel is threaded but it can be removed for disassembly, modifying, and cleaning. I'm glad I caught the tail end of the May sail. This sword was worth every penny.
- William, May 27, 2020 | Verified Purchase
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Shrewsbury Sword
Well done Real Sword, For a long sword it is light quick well balanced. had it sharpened and it came razor sharp. Fits the leather scabbard well. A good buy.
- Kenneth, May 07, 2020 | Verified Purchase
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Shrewsbury sword
Well balanced , well made . good xv sword . at sale price can't be beat . best sword deal out there .
- RICHARD, January 18, 2020 | Verified Purchase
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Shrewsbury Sword
Exceptional fine sword. Glad to have one before MR sells-out. Should have purchased long aqo. Well made, balanced and great looking on my wall. Recommend. Get one before they are gone!
- HOWARD, December 24, 2019 | Verified Purchase
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Excellent craftsmanship
This sword just arrived today and I'm very happy with it. Fit and finish on the sword and scabbard are all excellent, with no loose parts. The optional sharpening is nice and even. This is a pretty good-sized sword but the balance is excellent. The handle diameter is on the large size - not a serious problem for me, but if your hands are smaller (glove size medium or smaller) it might make your grip fairly open... Altogether a lovely sword!
- David, November 27, 2019 | Verified Purchase
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Glad it's back
The one I own was from their run in the early to mid 90's. But it's a great sword! I handled one of the new ones last May
- Edward, August 31, 2019
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