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88ITS Cold Steel

List Price: $469.99
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Historically, the Long Sword featured a distinctive cruciform hilt and a long, double edged blade that was equally adept at opposing both light and heavily armored foes. Its extra-long blade offered the reach and leverage for powerful stabbing, cutting and chopping strokes while its long cross guard and heavy pommel were useful for hooking, striking and smashing. When heavy plate armor was encountered, strikes with the edge were often abandoned in favor of a "Half-Swording" technique; where one hand grips the hilt and the other the blade for grappling and in-fighting - to better direct the point in powerful jabs, and to accurately thrust at the small gaps and joints in a suit of armor.
Cold Steel’s Italian Long Sword is designed so that the blade and balance slightly favor the thrust, while still being capable of delivering astonishingly effective cuts. The sharpened blade measures 35 1/2 inches and is forged from tough 1060 carbon steel with a hard spring temper. It features a simple cruciform hilt, long upturned cross guard, leather-over-wood grip, and a heavy counter-balancing fish tail pommel.
The Cold Steel Italian Longsword measures 47 inches overall and weighs in at approximately 2lbs 8 oz. with a point of balance a little over 4 inches below the guard.
An optional companion dagger is also available and sold separately. An optional companion dagger (88ITD) is also available and sold separately. Cold Steel has also included attractive scabbards made of wood covered with black leather, with matching nickel plated steel throat and chape.
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Overall Length: 47"*
Blade Length: 35 1/2"
Blade Width: 43.8 mm
Hilt Length: 11 1/2"
Grip Length: 8 5/8"
Guard Width: "
Blade Edge: Sharp
Blade: 1060 High Carbon Steel
Blade Thickness: 6.6 mm - 4.9 mm
Point of Balance: 4 1/4" below guard
Grip: Wood w/Black leather wrap
Pommel: Threaded
Weight: 2 lb 8 oz
Specs may vary slightly from piece to piece
* Note: This Item may be subject to Oversized Shipping Rates

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Cold Steel Italian Dagger 88ITD
Scaled down in size and almost identical in appearance, fit, finish and materials, this dagger makes a terrific off hand parrying weapon and can stand alone as a blade you can wear with pride.
full view image of Functional Italian Longsword and scabbard 88ITS by Cold Steel
  Modeled on the Italian concept of sword design, the blade and balance slightly favors thrusting attacks, however, its cutting edges are astonishingly effective too and can deliver some down right ferocious blows.
A companion dagger is available with the same exacting standards as its larger counterpart. The dagger is sharp enough to cut and slice with either of its twin edges, while sturdy and stiff enough to stab and thrust as well as block, parry and pass an opposing weapon.
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  COLD STEEL - Cold Steel Inc was founded in 1980 - Over the years, Cold Steel has proved their products strength, sharpness, durability and reliability by subjecting them to extreme and abusive tests and by performing world renowned cutting feats both in video presentations and at live demonstrations at shows and events.
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