This sword is a replica of an Italian longsword from the 15th century. Today, the original can be seen in the Museo Civico L. Mazzoli in the city of Brescia, northern Italy.
Even in the late Middle Ages, sword production was one of division of labor: the blade came from a blade forge in Passau, Southern Germany, and was mounted with typical hilt parts of the Italian fashion of the time. Typologically, this sword can be classified as Oakeshott's Type XVIIIa, perhaps Type XVIa.
Our blunt reconstruction of this late medieval sword is hand forged. The guard and the octagonal apple are made of heat-treated tempered cast iron. The spring steel blade is oil hardened to 48-50° Rockwell, forged to the hilt and tipped. The wooden frame is covered with leather. The blade features a characteristic filler that measures approximately one-third the length of the blade, offering both flexibility and light weight. The edges of this one-and-a-half-handed medieval sword are blunt and the tip is rounded for safety. The sword comes with a nice wooden scabbard covered in leather.
- Blade material: hardened spring steel EN45
- Rockwell hardness of the blade: 48-50° HRC
- Total length: approx. 117.5 cm
- Blade length: approx. 90 cm
- Blade width on the guard: approx. 54 mm
- Balance point: approx. 10 cm
- Including wooden scabbard covered in black leather
- Weight (sword only): approx. 1700