MAA LA FONTAINE SWORD OF WAR 88WSLFM COLD STEEL
Designed by noted swordsman Luke LaFontaine and bearing his name, the LaFontaine Sword of War combines elements of a 16th Century “Sword of War” with a “Complex Hilt Longsword”. Not carried on a belt or baldric, rather it was held in hand, rested on the shoulder or simply carried by a manservant or page. Designed primarily for battlefield combat, it was almost as big as a Zweihander or a Great Sword. With a long and robust blade, a glance at this sword identifies its purpose as a brutal chopping and hacking greatsword. With an ample grip providing plenty of leverage, this sword can move and strike without feeling overly cumbersome or weighty. The complex guard provides excellent protection for the hands and forearms. The weighted and pointed pommel is an ideal shape for a pommel strike should the opportunity present itself.
The La Fontaine Sword of War features a 37 1/2" 1050 Carbon Steel blade that has been deeply blued to an inky black sheen. The guard and pommel are of blackened steel with a grip that complements in overlaid stitched black leather.
The Cold Steel MAA Sword of War is paired with a scabbard of leather with blackened steel fittings. Read more on Functional Series Swords
• Overall Length: 51 7/8"* • Blade Length: 37 1/2" • Blade Width: 45.4 mm • Hilt Length: 14 1/2" • Grip Length: 11'' • Guard Width: 12 3/4" • Blade Edge: Sharp • Blade: 1050 High Carbon Steel • Blade Thickness: 6.5 mm - 3.7 mm • Point of Balance: 3 3/4" below guard • Grip: Stitched Black Leather overlay • Pommel: Threaded • Weight: 4 lb 12 oz
Specs may vary slightly from piece to piece
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A versatile and complex weapon with many advantages that should be apparent to any Historical European Martial Artist, it was also a symbol of prestige that said much about the status and prowess of its wielder. Made in our signature "Man at Arms" style. A long double edged blade, elaborate ring guards, counter guards and peaked quillons, a closed ricasso for looping a finger through the cross for added control, and a heavy counter-balancing pommel has made the La Fontaine Sword of War a most fearsome weapon in its own right!
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