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Darksword 16th Century Two-Handed Sword

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Darksword Armorys 16th Century Two-Handed Sword is based on an original found in the River Thames in London – it dated to about 1500-1525. This recreation has a blade of 5160 high carbon steel. The guard and pommel are crafted from steel and the wooden grip is fitted with a tight wrap of brown leather.

The sword comes with a wooden scabbard with an overlaid outer layer of brown leather. A steel chape is fitted to its tip.

While civilians often carried lighter swords for self defense in the Renaissance compared to their Medieval counterparts, large and broad-bladed swords were still used on the battlefield where a more durable weapon was needed for a battles worth of contact with armor and opposing weapons

Large two-handed swords such as this were often used by the various mercenaries popular in Europe for harassing pike formations – the Doppelsdner of the Landesknechts specialized in the dangerous job of disrupting pikemen and for this they were paid double-wages as incentive; hence Doppelsdner, which translates into Double-Soldier.

The broad and long blade of these swords can cut and hack with great force – a complex ringed guard serves to protect the hand and perhaps to entrap opposing weapons. A broad and blunt ricasso serves to give the user a place to put a grip above the guard to shorten up his form when necessary or to use sword in a half-swording technique.

Overall Length49 3/4"
Blade Length39"
Weight4.4 LB
Thickness4.6 mm - 4.3 mm
Guard Depth5 5/8"
P.O.B.32 3/4"
Grip Length8"
Blade [5160 High Carbon Steel]
ClassBattle Ready
ManufacturerDarksword Armory
Country of OriginCanada

2 reviews for Darksword 16th Century Two-Handed Sword

  1. Kortney B.

    A good sword for the price point. So after looking for a sword for 3 months,l. Looking at pricing, reviews, and yes, even Youtube, I finally find one fitting my style. So I placed an order and waited impatiently for it to arrive, which it did rather quickly I might add considering I had it sharpened. Kudos to KoA for that. The sword is rigidly built, nothing ratlles, and no rust. The scabbard also seems to be rigidly built, and secures the sword in place rather well. All pluses in my book. I even performed a few cut test, one of which went horribly wrong when I didn’t have proper edge allignment, but after some straightening everything was back to normal. So it you are looking for a “it says two handed, I’d say hand and a half” sword with a more decorative guard work than earlier period swords at this price range look no further. All in all a nice sword for any collection.

  2. Kortney B.

    A decent sword for any collection No problems with constuction, seems rigidly built. I had mine sharpened to perform cut tests, the front edge was sharpened superbly however the back edge is a little wavy. Not really a problem since the majority of the time it will not be used. The blade does seem to be a bit whippy I guess one would call it. Since this is my first longsword purchase I have nothing to compare that with. The sword performed very well on cut tests, until I had the edge improperly alligned on one test. The blade struck the 2 liter bottle on the flat and bent the blade at the crossguard, but after some straightening everything seems to be back to normal, no rattles or jingles in the hilt funiture. So, if you are looking for a nice longsword with a bit more elaborate crossguard than earlier period swords this is the one for you. Plus you get a 20$ gift card which isn’t too shabby.

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