MAA ITALIAN LONGSWORD 88ITSM COLD STEEL
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.
This Cold Steel Italian Longsword is from their Man-At-Arms (MAA) collection. The MAA 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 sharp 33 1/2 inch 1060 High carbon steel blade has a hard spring temper and has been blued for a dark protective finish. It features a simple cruciform hilt, with long forward swept guard, and a heavy counter-balancing fish tail pommel; all given a protective blued finish matching the blade. The wood grip is wrapped in black leather and the blade tang is secured into place with a pommel nut. This Cold Steel MAA Italian Longsword measures 45 1/2 inches overall and weighs in at approximately 3lbs 3 oz. with a point of balance of about 3 3/4 inches below the guard.
An optional companion dagger (88ITDM) is also available and sold separately. Cold Steel includes attractive black leather scabbards with a blackened metal chape and throat for both Sword and Dagger blades. Read more on Functional Series Swords
• Overall Length: 45 1/2"* • Blade Length: 33 1/2" • Blade Widths: 44.2 mm - 47.4 mm • Hilt Length: 12 3/8" • Grip Length: 9 1/2" • Guard Width: 7 7/8" • Blade Edge: Sharp • Blade: 1060 High Carbon Steel • Blade Thickness: 6 mm - 3.1 mm • Point of Balance: 3 3/4" below guard • Grip: Wood w/Black leather wrap • Pommel: Threaded Nut • Weight: 3 lb 2.9 oz
Specs may vary slightly from piece to piece
* Note: This Item may be subject to Oversized Shipping Rates
• MAA Italian Longsword Dagger 88ITDM
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.
The Man at Arms was a warrior, pure and simple. A stalwart and dependable fighter who exhibited great martial prowess with a range of weapons. He was a capable and competent warrior who was the veteran of many conflicts and was often first into the fray. Although he was not a Knight, he fought and trained alongside them as a brother in arms. To honor these rugged, reliable, salt-of-the-earth warriors , Cold Steel has created a range of true journeyman's weapons that they have titled the Man at Arms Collection (MAA).
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