NORMAN SWORD 88NOR COLD STEEL Cold Steel offers this battle ready version of the famous sword from the battle of Hastings in 1066 AD. Like the originals, it offers a long wide blade of 1055 carbon steel with fully sharpened edges that terminate in a very useful point. To insure it's light enough to be easily wielded with one hand the 88NOR Norman Sword features a single broad fuller in the center of the blade that serves to reduce weight, improve balance and add the stiffness needed to withstand heavy blows.
The hilt is also reminiscent of many surviving originals with upturned, spatulated quillons, leather-over-wood grip, and a modified "cocked hat" pommel. This pommel shape was specially chosen because it allows more room for the hand, while counter balancing the blade and serving as a weapon in its own right. Comes with a wood scabbard that is wrapped in black leather and and equipped with polished steel fittings. Read more on Functional Battle Ready Swords
• Overall length: 37-3/8" • Blade length: 30-1/4" • Grip Length: 4-7/8" • Weight: 2 lb 5 oz • Edge: Very Sharp • Point of Balance: 5-1/4" • Blade Steel: 1055 high-carbon steel • Blade Width: 49.1 mm • BladeThickness: 5.2 mm - 3.3 mm • Pommel: Nut • Scabbard: Wood w/black leather
Specs may vary slightly from piece to piece.
The Norman lust for battle and ravenous desire for land and treasure can, like their famous sword be undoubtedly traced to their Viking forefathers who wrenched their homeland in northwestern France from the hands of Charles the Simple in the Treaty of Saint-Clair-sur- Epte in 911 AD. Never satisfied with their lot, it wasn't long before they once again took up their broad, double- edged swords and set sail across the English Channel to conquer Britain most famously, at the battle of Hastings in 1066 AD. While well schooled with all weapons, the Normans were particularly fond of a broad, two edged sword that became equally famous throughout Europe for its efficiency and effectiveness in hand to hand combat.