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Sword of Homildon Hill

#501239
$260.00

During the English-Scottish Wars, the King of England was preoccupied with the Hundred Years’ War in France. The border defense thereby fell largely to the Percy Family of Northumberland. During a border raid, the Scottish leader, Archibald IV, Earl of Douglas, was captured at a battle on Homildon Hill by the Percys, led by the younger Sir Henry "Hotspur" Percy. Henry IV demanded the prisoner so he could collect the ransom himself. This demand, though obeyed, was the seed that began the long Percy Family revolt that ended years later with the Battle of Bramham Moor. Hotspur was considered the greatest knight of the realm and held honor sacred. We have named this hand and half sword for that battle and Hotspur. The fullers are engraved in Latin with the inscription "Who lives in falsehood slays his soul; whose speech is false, his honor", something Hotspur took to heart. The blade is from well-tempered high carbon steel, the wood grip is wrapped in fine black cord and the detailed parts have a dark bronze finish. Leather wrapped scabbard has matching bronze fittings. Made by Windlass Steelcrafts. Can be sharpened for an additional fee.
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During the English-Scottish Wars, the King of England was preoccupied with the Hundred Years’ War in France.  The border defense thereby fell largely to the Percy Family of Northumberland. During a border raid, the Scottish leader, Archibald IV, Earl of Douglas, was captured at a battle on Homildon Hill by the Percys, led by the younger Sir Henry "Hotspur" Percy. Henry IV demanded the prisoner so he could collect the ransom himself. This demand, though obeyed, was the seed that began the long Percy Family revolt that ended years later with the Battle of Bramham Moor. Hotspur was considered the greatest knight of the realm and held honor sacred.

We have named this hand and half sword for Hotspur and that battle. The fullers are engraved in Latin with the inscription Who lives in falsehood slays his soul; whose speech is false, his honor, something Hotspur took to heart. The blade is from well-tempered high carbon steel, the wood grip is wrapped in fine black cord and the detailed parts have a dark bronze finish. Leather wrapped scabbard has matching bronze fittings. Made by Windlass Steelcrafts. Can be sharpened for an additional fee.
 

Specifications


Products specifications
Overall Length 43-1/2"
Blade Length 34"
Blade Width 1-7/8"
Blade Thickness 3/16"
weight 3lbs/4oz
Grip Length 6-1/4"
Material 1065 High Carbon Steel
Edge Unsharpened
Sharpening Available
Engraving Unavailable

Reviews


I waited and waited for this sword and 2 months later I finally got it. And let me tell you it was worth the wait. I hated that it was back ordered and for one of my first swords to own my self I was really happy with it. Described perfectly so no surprises other than one issue. The blade was suppose to be sharpened and it was but my definition and their definition of sharp may be different. But it did have an edge, which I was thankful for because I sharpened it and it cuts beautifully. It has decent weight to it making it cleave through anything you want just about. The steel is great quality steel that is assured. It hit some concrete on accident and I thought the tip was gone. Rolled the edge on the tip and fix in seconds. I have been really impressed with this sword and look forward to buying more like this.
From: Jacob, February 27, 2017
This is my eleventh blade purchase from Windlass Steel/Museum Replicas, and I bought it as a "Deal of the Day," sharpened, as usual.  It is a handsome and sturdy weapon.  I would give it 4.5 stars because of two minor issues, but can comfortably rate it at 5.0.  As a rule I try to avoid cord or wire wrapped sword hilts because when they come loose, and they will, it's a devil of a time rewrapping and stabilizing the grip.  The threaded (?) pommel is a bit loose and looks to be difficult to repair for fear of unstringing the cord wrap.  It might more properly be called a two handed sword, because I can easily grip it with both hands, and without using a "golfer's grip."  The sword and scabbard description says that the furniture has a dark, antique finish, and this is certainly the case.  The photo image is brightly lit and gives the impression that the blade and scabbard are of a lighter bronze and oxblood brown.  The blade handles well without any noticeable "whippiness" - wave any piece of long steel vigorously and you can set up a feedback resonance - and the engraving is excellent.  I give the Sword of Homildon Hill five stars, because it is exactly what Windlass Steels/Museum Replicas advertised, and what I expected after more than decade of purchases.
From: Allen, January 01, 2017
I just got this sword in today and i can honestly say that I was not very impressed. I own 12 windlass swords including the roven sword  and the 15th century longsword  and this is way more whippy then either of those swords even though they are both longer, also the handle wrapping is not very nice . Would return this one if i could but i had it sharpened so i cant. Other then these complaints  the sword is alright not great but alright
From: Joseph , September 14, 2016
Love this sword. Only complaint I have is the wrap on the handle, which I'll be redoing with leather. Overall a must have.
From: Matthew, November 14, 2015
One of Windlass's better swords.  One of my favorite.  Looks great, handles great with great balance.  Assembly is great. Highly recommended.  
From: Raffaele, December 07, 2014
Nicely put together. Can't fault anything on the fit and finish. As usual for Windlass large blades, the blade is a bit on the thin side, and lacking in distal taper. The balance and harmonics are in the right areas, so it handles well.
From: Kristian, December 11, 2013
This is a beautiful sword.  Well balanced with a great feel in the hand.
From: Anthony, July 06, 2012
From: Alex, April 29, 2011

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Products specifications
Overall Length 43-1/2"
Blade Length 34"
Blade Width 1-7/8"
Blade Thickness 3/16"
weight 3lbs/4oz
Grip Length 6-1/4"
Material 1065 High Carbon Steel
Edge Unsharpened
Sharpening Available
Engraving Unavailable
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