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Albion Musuem Collection - The Brescia Spadona - AM3
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Albion Musuem Collection - The Brescia Spadona
 

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Overall Length: 46 1/2'' Blade: 35 1/4''
Retail Price:$2,167.00
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Blade: 6150 High Carbon Steel
Weight: 3 lb 4 oz
Edge:  Sharp
P.O.B.: 3 1/2''
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Width: 57 mm
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The Brescia Spadona, a 15th Century Italian longsword is one of Albion’s Museum Line Collection Swords - These are recreations of specific, fine historical swords in the world’s museums. These recreations are founded on Albion’s sword expert Peter Johnsson’s hands-on research and analyzation of the originals

The Brescia Spadona is a faithful recreation of an historical sword named after the city where it now resides, in the Museo Civico L. Mazzoli in Brescia, Italy. This long sword is referred to as ''spadona da una mano e mezza'' or longsword of one hand and a half and dates from the mid 1400's. It is born from a meeting between great sword manufacturing areas. The blade was forged by one of the masterful swordsmiths in the renowned workshops of Passau, in southern Germany. From here it was exported to a north Italian sword cutler who mounted the blade according to his and his customers ideals. The beautifully proportioned hilt is of Italian manufacture in a style that was popular during the first half of the 15th century. The well-forged cross combines graceful shape with sturdy construction, and the pommel is octagonal with its upper faces hollow ground for an elegant appearance and deadly effect in close quarter combat.

Balance and heft is such that the handling character belies its actual weight. The sword is perfectly adapted for the advanced fencing techniques of the master Fiore de´Liberi. The slim but very stiff point responds effortlessly to every move and feint while the mass of the sword and its well formed edges allows for very decisive cutting.

The aim of this reconstruction is to present the sword as it was when delivered from the Italian cutler's shop some 550 years ago. A careful recreation such as this will present sword enthusiasts and students of historical swordsmanship with unique insights and hands on experience of an outstanding late medieval longsword.

Albion’s recreation of this sword has a blade that has been hand ground to shape and tempered for the right mix of flexibility and edge retention and finished to a ‘’satin’’ polish. The edge has been sharpened like the original, which had a gradual bevel that became keenly sharp at the tip. The crossguard and pommel are of steel and the grip is wood covered with tight leather over cord.





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