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Bosworth Longsword

£199.17

A beautifully proportioned weapon with dynamic handling qualities, it is a harmony of mass and dimension. With a long, semi-tapered diamond cross-section fitted to a round ergonomic pommel on a double-handed grip, this is a fine example of the perfection that was achieved in this popular design. Against any opposing arms or armour it was capable of quick deadly cuts as well as accurate and forceful thrusts. Aptly named for the bloody late 15th-century battle during the War of the Roses, the Bosworth is a fast and capable warsword adeptly able to execute the deadly “Mastercut” techniques so closely associated with double-handed blades of the period. With a slim handle that virtually begs to be gripped in the diverse and effective winding actions that this kind of sword ideally allowed, it features a surprisingly small heft for its size. This ebony-toned “queen of weapons” is perfectly suited to foot-combat in war, judicial duel or knightly challenge. This is a substantial and graceful weapon that will leave the wielder every confidence it could readily defend life if called upon. Discover with it just why this form of longsword was respected for centuries and celebrated against whatever it encountered.

Overall Length: 120cm
Blade Length: 92cm
Blade Width: 4cm
Weight: 1304g
Point of Balance: 10cm Below Hilt
Blade: 1065 High Carbon Steel
Edge: Sharp
Pommel: Peened
Scabbard: Wood, Leather, Steel

All dimensions are approximate and may vary from piece to piece.

This product is suitable for: (Read More)
Living History
Test Cutting
SKU: 501505

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Excl. Tax: £199.17 Incl. Tax: £239.00
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Excl. Tax: £199.17 Incl. Tax: £239.00

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This medieval Bosworth Longsword is from Windlass Steelcrafts Battlecry collection. Designed specifically to be used and made from 1065 high carbon steel with a darkened, battle-hardened finish, extra wide tang and tempering to a low 50's RC. This pre-sharpened blade has gone through rigorous testing. The hands-on nature of the manufacturing by master smiths makes this line unique. Includes a matching scabbard with belt stop, custom packaging and certificate of authenticity signed by each smith that touched your blade through every step of the forging process.

The longsword was a central weapon of the Science of Defence and an indispensable part of the chivalric art of arms for centuries. This sword is no exception. A beautifully proportioned weapon with dynamic handling qualities, it is a harmony of mass and dimension. With a long, semi-tapered diamond cross-section fitted to a round ergonomic pommel on a double-handed grip, this is a fine example of the perfection that was achieved in this popular design. Against any opposing arms or armour it was capable of quick deadly cuts as well as accurate and forceful thrusts. Aptly named for the bloody late 15th-century battle during the War of the Roses, the Bosworth is a fast and capable warsword adeptly able to execute the deadly “Mastercut” techniques so closely associated with double-handed blades of the period. With a slim handle that virtually begs to be gripped in the diverse and effective winding actions that this kind of sword ideally allowed, it features a surprisingly small heft for its size. This ebony-toned “queen of weapons” is perfectly suited to foot-combat in war, judicial duel or knightly challenge. This is a substantial and graceful weapon that will leave the wielder every confidence it could readily defend life if called upon. Discover with it just why this form of longsword was respected for centuries and celebrated against whatever it encountered.

The Battlecry line of historical swords, daggers and axes has been designed in conjunction with John Clements, whose knowledge of historical fencing and Medieval and Renaissance fighting methods is unsurpassed. Hand forged by Windlass Steelcrafts, the 1065 high carbon steel is tempered in computer controlled ovens to an RC in the low 50's. This ensures strength, resiliency and edge retention. Swords have extra wide full tangs and all weapons are sharpened.

Each model has been put through rigorous physical testing to exceed industry standards. These battle tested weapons have a stone washed, blackened finish. Each is individually inspected at every step of the manufacturing process, and only after passing inspection they receive the armourer's stamp on the blade. A certificate is included with each, signed by the craftsman that worked on your blade. Also included is a matching sheath and, when applicable, frog.

Additional Info

Additional Info

Brand Windlass
Product Use Living History, Test Cutting
Edge Sharp
Specification

Overall Length: 120cm
Blade Length: 92cm
Blade Width: 4cm
Weight: 1304g
Point of Balance: 10cm Below Hilt
Steel: 1065 High Carbon
Edge: Sharpened

All dimensions are approximate and may vary from piece to piece

Reviews

Perfect practical sword for the eraReview by jason
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I was pleasantly surprised with the service which was not only quick and informative but because I also ordered this sword less than a week ago assuming it was on back order but arrived very quick.
The Sword:
I put 5 stars for the quality of this sword because it feels completely solid, so much so that I'm inspired to use it for cutting practice. I'm not a fan of the black effect on the blades of this range as I presume it won't last long in getting use but it does give a bit of mystic legend feel to it. The pommel is traditionally peened so while the sword isn't customisable you won't have to keep tightening a nut and should hold true.
The blade is flexible yet stiff enough for proper lunge moves. If you're looking at this sword the chances are you know a bit about them but, don't get hung up on the hardness of steel when it comes to functional swords. 1095 is good for the edge of a cutting blade such as a katana but on a sword like this you'll loose chunks. This blade is the perfect hardness and flexibility to take harsh use. If I actually manage to wear this sword out, I would absolutely buy another one.

Mainly, I will buy from These sellers again because of the great service and the fact that it's not easy buying a good sword in the uk these days. (Posted on 25/09/2020)
Very SmartReview by Spencer
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Nicely finished, appears well made. The point wasn't quite as tapered as I expected, but wickedly sharp none the less. The main cutting edge isn't sharp even though I ordered a sharpened sword. The edge is polished and ready to be sharpened and I think it is double beveled so it may well sharpen, but never be top dog for cutting. This doesn't bother me too much as I was drawn to it's slender tapered profile, very elegant, which is optimised for thrusting anyway. Beautiful sword, but not sharp. (Posted on 28/08/2020)
Beautifully craftedReview by Nathan
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I don’t have much to compare it to since this is my first ever sword I’ve owned, but as far as I can tell this sword has been beautifully made and it’s a real credit to the smithy who worked on it, this sword handles wonderfully and it is fairly light considering the length of the blade, it feels well balanced and arrived sharp as ordered. I am looking forwards to studying HEMA with it and would recommend to new buyers and experts who wish to try out this sword, delivery was fast aswell so I really have no complaints, Great stuff from the knight shop! (Posted on 28/04/2020)
Great! Review by Tom
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A fantastic sword, well balanced and super sharp. The handle is extremely ergonomic and I especially like the blued patterned blade. Great customer service as usual from The Knight Shop/The HEMA Shop. (Posted on 16/01/2020)
WonderfulReview by Adam
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Highly recommend it as an example of a sharp longsword. Weighs about the same as my training feder and is around the same length as what we train with. Love the design very slender and delicate. Very impressed by it and can't wait to start test cutting with it. (Posted on 13/10/2017)

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