COLICHEMARDE SWORD (88CLMS) by Cold Steel
The Colichemarde emerged on the sword scene in the late 1600's during the decline of the Rapier and the rise of the small sword. Its long suit was its uniquely shaped blade that was extra wide at the forte then stepped down or narrowed for the rest of its length before ending in a wicked point. The advantage of this configuration was it allowed the sword to be used to parry or oppose even the heaviest weapons without breaking, yet remain light and supple enough to take full advantage of its lightning quick point. Cold Steel enlisted the aid of Dave Baker, to develop this modern interpretation of this amazing sword. True to form, this blade mirrors the original design concepts of the time with a long and wide forte that abruptly tapers down to an acute and deadly point. With a hilt which features a decorative, yet highly functional, double shell guard, complete with finger loops and knuckle bow, and grip which is completely wire wrapped and capped with a matching pommel, this sword would have been the pride and envy of every colonial who laid eyes or hand upon it.
• Overall Length: 40"
• Steel:1055 High Carbon (sharp)
• Blade Thickness: 6.2 mm - 3.7 mm
• Blade Length: 32 3/8"
• Point of Balance: 3 5/8"
• Handle Length: 7 5/8"
• Weight: 25.6 oz
Specs will vary slightly from piece to piece.
• 88CLMD Colichemarde Dagger