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Darksword Armory Battle Ready
Darksword - Norman Practice Sword - DSA1703BR

Darksword - Norman Practice Sword

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Overall Length: 37 1/2'' Blade: 31 1/4''

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Blade: 5160 High Carbon Steel
Weight: 2 lb 13 oz
Edge:  Blunt
P.O.B.: 5 1/2''
Thickness: 7.3 mm - 2.7 mm
Width: 51.5 mm
Grip Length: 4''
Pommel: Nut

The Darksword Armory Norman medieval reenactment sword has been designed for use by Western Martial Arts practitioners, schools and theatrical groups. The sword has been made following the requirements and guidelines established by the ‘’Battle of the Nations’’. It has a blade of 5160 High Carbon steel with sturdy 2 mm thick blade edges.

The crossguard and pommel are of mild steel and the grip is overlaid with brown leather. The pommel has a hex-nut construction allowing for a tightening of the hilt if necessary.

Descended from Vikings, the Norman peoples inherited their appetite for conquest and martial prowess and combined it with adept statecraft and castle-building to create permanent conquests on a scale that their Viking ancestors could only have dreamed about. By 911 AD Scandinavians had invited themselves onto the northern coastlines of France and a raiding army led by Rollo of the Vikings besieged both Paris and Chartres. French King Charles the Simple, realizing that he could not evict these powerful invaders, instead made them his vassals, granting them the right to lands that would become Normandy. Legend states that when Rollo met with Charles he refused to complete the oath of fealty in becoming his vassal when asked to ceremonially kiss the Kings foot. Rollo, insulted, delegated this action to another in his retinue, who appeared to bend for the kiss, but instead grabbed the King’s leg and roughly brought it up to his lips quickly, knocking the unbalanced Charles onto the ground.

Norman culture had all the right ingredients to make a people of conquest, for they were skilled at arms and seamanship, innovative in warfare, adventurous in spirit, and had a social structure that created many landless knights; younger, skilled sons eager to carve out their own fiefdoms. This volatile mix created the sea invasion force that famously took England from Saxon King Harold in 1066 and would give a daring impetus to the Norman warriors who sailed into the far Mediterranean to forcibly evict the Moors from Sicily - creating an island base from which successor generations would embark onto the Crusades, creating the Crusader Principalities of Antioch and Galilee.


Please Note: This sword belongs to Darksword's Reenactment line of products. It is fully guaranteed by Darksword Armory for a period of one year against manufacturing defects.

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