Two Handed Norman Medieval Sword (#1336)

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Known for its crucifix form, the Two Handed Norman Medieval Sword is the quintessential medieval sword. Presented in the Bayeux Tapestry: an embroidery that depicts the Norman Conquest, The Norman Battle ready Sword, classified as type XI with elements of type XIIa, is elegant in its simplicity.

The Normans (also called Northmen or Norsemen) were the descendants of the Scandinavian Vikings who raided the European coastal settlements at the outset of the 8th century. Despite the Norman's conversion to Christianity and their adoption of Frankish way of life, the Normans retained many of the traits of their Germanic ancestors.

Working on the Two Handed Norman Medieval Sword was a Challenging endeavor. Whereas we took limited liberties, given the historical origins of the Norman medieval swords, we opted to recreate a version of the Norman battle ready sword one generally sees in a one handed sword format.  The typical wheel pommel and crucifix guard on this Two Handed Norman medieval sword are typical through Norman swords.  The Guard being very symbolic served not only as a cross for praying prior to battles and ceremonies, but also as a counter block during combat.  The Guard, forged with mild steel and sharped with smooth, slightly octagonal lines, is further embellished by the decorated leather wrapped handle. The Two Handed Norman battle ready Sword is one of our best sellers and certainly among one of the top "Staff picks" in our collection.

Hand Forged with 1060 High Carbon Steel, the Two Handed Norman Sword blade is Tempered to a Rockwell of 53. As with all our battle ready swords for sale and daggers, the Tang is hot peened over the pommel.

 

Total length: 45.5"
Blade length: 35.5"
Blade Width : 2"
Blade Thickness: 2.02mm
Weight: 3lbs 2 oz
POB: 6.5"

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Price: from $380.00

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