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Longsword (ca. 1400)

£149.88
Longsword (ca. 1400)
SKU: 120252

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Longsword (ca. 1400)

Long Sword

Despite having several names - War Sword, Great Sword, Long Sword and even Two-Hand Sword - and causing some confusion among collectors, the large sword was quite a popular weapon. Its great length gave it both reach and power, since the length increased the velocity substantially. However, with the addition of the long ricasso, the sword became even more formidable. The ricasso allowed the sword to be gripped past the guard, thus shortening the sword and allowing it to be used as short spear. This made a thrust more solid since the blade is held securely at two separate points.

Our version of this sword is as formidable weapon as the originals. The blade is high carbon steel, tempered to a tough spring, the grip is ridged wood, wrapped with leather, and the pommel and guard are steel. Comes complete with leather scabbard. This is an interesting sword type that belongs in all collections of swords.

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Additional Information

Manufacturer Windlass
Specification

Total length: 122 cm
Blade length: 96 cm
Grip length: 16 cm
Weight: 1.44 kg
Blade thickness (base): 4.4 mm
Blade thickness (CoP): 3.9 mm
Blade width (base): 4.8 cm
Blade width (CoP): 3.2 cm
Point of Balance (PoB): 14 cm
Center of Percussion (CoP): 26 cm
Oakeshott type: XIIIa

Reviews

New to long swords but I like it.Review by Simon F
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So okay, I am new to swords so take my review as such. I did a whole heap of research into what to get for my first reasonable working long sword and this one came up (Sword of Roven) made by Windlass and sold here for under the £200 tag. So bear in mind I am aware if you pay 10 times the amount you expect to get a sword 10 times the quality.

Got it delivered, delivery is rapid with the parcel force 24hrs that comes free when you spend over £200 with the store and, easy and got loads of updates via email and text from parcel force and the sword was secure and nicely packaged so thumbs up with that Knight Shop!

The first thing you notice is 'That's a really big box' so I took it to my mates to open it and first impression when you do is it's well packaged and secondly is that it really is a whacking great big sword. It's massive, no joke. Whoever came up with the name 'long sword' really nailed the name down. When you open this in front of a mate, they will get huge sword envy and does have a 'wow' factor when you see it as it fills the box completely, two of my mates now want a sword like this or similar now.

Aesthetically I really really love this thing, it's simple yet not so simple you get bored of looking at the shapes of it, it's something about the handle, cross guard and scabbard together that I find ticks all the boxes. Quality wise the blade looks great with a nice degree of flex in it, the hilt is long enough for two hands to comfortably grip it and the pommel is finished nicely and feels solid with no rattles. The cross guard is nicely shaped, simple but elegant at the same time with the detail that is on it. The only little thing that lets this sword down is these is a bit of a gap between the blade and the cross guard. However don't let that put you off because I am still over the moon and delighted with it because it is only costing sub £200 for a really nice piece of weaponry and honestly think that for the price tag you wont get a functional hand and a half long sword that both has a fully functional blade and is just so pleasing to the eye to look at.

The scabbard is a simple thick leather, no wooden core so no fear about sitting on it or whacking it and hearing crunching noises, the scabbard metal chappe and locket mouthpiece is neat and tidy and finished well and fits the blade wonderfully. You will be pleased to hear that when you invert the blade in the scabbard there is sufficient friction to keep the blade secure and wont come out even when being shaken so fits perfectly.

If you are looking for a beautifully shaped sub £200 monster long sword then you really wont be disappointed with the Windlass Sword of Roven long sword (ca. 1400).

You should buy it if you like the look of it, 100%.

Simon F (Posted on 21/09/2017)
A nice sword for a beginning sword collectorReview by Håvard
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Very nice and simple leather-working for both the scabbard and the handle wrapping. Blade , guard and pommel are nicely done. Only point draging it down is really that the metal fitting on the scabbard is slightly off center. Nothing else to point out really. (Posted on 12/07/2017)
This Machine Kills French KnightsReview by Frank
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Nice piece, very well done, only very small superficial blemishes to the metalwork. (Posted on 18/06/2016)

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