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Legacy Arms 12th Century Norman Sword

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The Legacy Arms 12th Century Norman Sword is based on an original currently in the Museum and Art Gallery, Glasgow, dating from 1100-1250 AD. The faceted wheel pommel, is a shape encountered in the Leppaho Viking swords, a group of swords excavated from Viking graves dating from 980-1000. The crossguard is of an early form, which the Vikings referred to as Gaddhjalt ‘spike hilt’. As the Norman were descendent from the Vikings, so too were their swords descendent of Viking styles. The blade is designed for the cutting style of fighting used during this period and has a fuller running 2/3 the length of the blade.

Features a sharpened carbon steel blade with full length tang peend on to the pommel for strength. The cross guard and pommel are made of solid steel. Includes a wood scabbard with black leather wrap and steel tip.
Although the manufacturer considers these as battle ready weapons. We have found that the blade temper is too soft for us to list them as such on some of the longer bladed swords.

Overall Length43''
Blade Length34 1/2''
Weight3 lb 2 oz
Width49.8 mm
Thickness6.4 mm - 5 mm
P.O.B.6 3/8''
Grip Length5 7/16''
Blade [5160 High Carbon Steel]
ManufacturerLegacy Arms
Country of OriginPhilippines

1 review for Legacy Arms 12th Century Norman Sword

  1. Chadfblacksmith

    I have owned this sword for a number of years back since the company was called Generation 2. It is indeed a bit too soft to hold a fine edge for any length of time. Overall it is a fine sword for a wall hanger but in use for cutting, it falls short.

    Upon my last time cutting with the sword, the pommel snapped off of the hilt. As I inspected the pieces afterwards, I found the problem. Although the sword has an adequate tang throughout the grip area, it’s where the pommel is attached that the sword is laughable.

    Just below the grip, the tang is threaded on and peened in place. It is deception. They would have you believe that you are getting a nice traditionally constructed sword but the fact that the tang inside the pommel is no wider than a quarter of an inch.

    Instead of tossing the sword out, I plan to modify it and give it a proper temper. I will remount the hilt properly and have a sword that will not fail.

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