IRISH HAND AND A HALF SWORD (IP001) by Legacy Arms
The fully functional Legacy Arms Irish Hand & a Half Sword is a classic Irish sword design dating from 1475 - 1525 A.D. It features a full tang construction and high carbon blade that is flexible and strong. The blade is 3/16" 5160 high carbon spring steel with a sharpened dual edge. This sword is light and quick for it's size featuring an 8 1/2 inch wood grip with leather wrap and steel guard, and is topped with a ring pommel that is nicely peened. The point of balance is about 3 1/2 inches from the guard plus its light weight of a about 3 pounds make this Irish Hand and a Half Sword a quick and deadly weapon. It features the high quality fit and finish that has been known for all Legacy Arms/Genertion2 swords. A wood scabbard that is wrapped in leather with a notched steel band at throat and steel tip is included.
Note: For matching Irish Comapnion Dagger see our model IP-002 here
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• Overall: 46"
• Blade Length: 34 1/2"
• Blade: 5160 High Carbon Spring Steel
• Edge: Sharpened
• Width: 38.9 mm
• Thickness: 5.4 mm - 4 mm
• Handle Length: 11 1/2"
• Grip Length: 8 1/2"
• Grip: Leather wrap
• Weight: 3lb 7oz
Specs will vary slightly from piece to piece.
From around 1300 to 1500, in concert with improved armour, innovative sword designs evolved more and more rapidly. The main transition was the lengthening of the grip, allowing two-handed use, and a longer blade. By 1400, this type of sword, at the time called langes Schwert (longsword) or spadone, was common. The longsword became popular due to its extreme reach and its cutting and thrusting abilities. The term "hand-and-a-half sword" is relatively modern (from the late 19th century). This name was given because the balance of the sword made it usable in one hand, as well as two. During the first half of the 20th century, the term "bastard sword" was used regularly to refer to this type of sword.
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