COURT SWORD (SH1214) by CAS Hanwei
Quick and elegant describe the Scottish Court Sword. Replicating an original dating from the 1730’s and belonging to an officer in Prince Charles Edward Stuart’s army at Culloden, the finely chiseled silver-plated hilt and three-edged hollow ground blade exemplify the consummate skill of the swordsmiths of the period. The Court Sword measures 38 1/8 inches overall and finds its point of balance 2 inches from the guard. A leather-covered scabbard is included.
The CAS Hanwei Court Sword features a sharpened blade of high quality carbon steel, strength, and temper, and is fully functional.
• Overall Length: 38 1/8"
• Blade Length: 31"
• Point of Balance: 2"
• Handle Length: 7"
• Weight: 1 lb 15 oz
Specs will vary slightly from piece to piece.
THE SMALL SWORD
Edged weapons played a critical role in the Revolutionary War. Battles like Guilford Courthouse were decided in bloody hand-to-hand combat where bayonets, swords, and axes were used. Riflemen, having no bayonets, relied on knives and tomahawks. Swords were widely used during the war. Infantrymen used hangers, while their officers carried short sabers. Cavalrymen carried heavier and longer sabers. Officers' small swords were light, straight, and slender. Essentially a European weapon, this small sword was the final incarnation of the dueling sword. It first appeared at the close of the 17th Century and was very popular during the 18th century. The chief advantage of the weapon was its lightness, which allowed for numerous fencing maneuvers that had been unthinkable when employing the heavier rapier.