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Erbach Bastard Sword

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Franz, Count of Erbach-Erbach was famous for his collection of antiques exhibited in his castle at the beginning of the 19th century and in his great hall he had an extensive collection of old German weapons. The original, from around 1480, of this German hand and a half sword was among the swords in his astonishing collection.

During the 15th century armour had reached the peak of effectiveness. To combat this, an improved sword design was required. The Erbach sword is an excellent example of this class of swords. This Renaissance weapon can be assigned to the “Oakeshott Type XVIIIa without fuller” category. Well balanced, it could be used single handed, or with two hands to deliver a powerful blow or a deadly thrust. This sword features a very beautiful steel hilt as the crossguard twists toward its ends, which have the same twist as the pommel riveted firmly in its place. Leather sheath with steel fittings is included. Can be seen in Records Of The Medieval Sword by Ewart Oakeshott.

Total Length: 109.5 cm
Blade Length: 86 cm
Width at Base: 5.7 cm
Thickness at Base: 3.9 mm
Weight: 1.38 kg

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

This product is suitable for: (Read More)
Living History
Test Cutting
SKU: 501058

Availability: Usually dispatched in 4-6 weeks

Excl. Tax: £148.58 Incl. Tax: £178.30
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Franz, Count of Erbach-Erbach was famous for his collection of antiques exhibited in his castle at the beginning of the 19th century and in his great hall he had an extensive collection of old German weapons. The original, from around 1480, of this German hand and a half sword was among the swords in his astonishing collection.

During the 15th-century armour had reached the peak of effectiveness. To combat this, an improved sword design was required. The Erbach sword is an excellent example of this class of swords. This Renaissance weapon can be assigned to the “Oakeshott Type XVIIIa without fuller” category. Well balanced, it could be used single handed, or with two hands to deliver a powerful blow or a deadly thrust. This sword features a very beautiful steel hilt as the crossguard twists toward its ends, which have the same twist as the pommel riveted firmly in its place. Leather sheath with steel fittings is included. Can be seen in Records Of The Medieval Sword by Ewart Oakeshott.

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BestsellerNo
BrandWindlass
Product UseLiving History, Test Cutting
EdgeBlunt - Sharpenable
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Total Length: 109.5 cm
Blade Length: 86 cm
Width at Base: 5.7 cm
Thickness at Base: 3.9 mm
Weight: 1.38 kg

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

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