Pre-Owned Item: Pre-Owned Albion The Landgraf Sword with Custom Christian Fletcher Scabbard (OXBLOOD COLOR GRIP)
Blade Condition: Moderate to lighter-medium amounts of cosmetic blemishing on blade (scratches / scuffs)
Hilt Condition: Leather grip is in excellent condition. Steel guard and pommel have a moderate amount of light cosmetic blemishing present. There is some dried Ren Wax in the recessed areas of the pommel cross and the inside of the guard trefoil cut outs that could probably be cleaned out with an appropriate cleaner such as mineral spirits and a swab.
Construction Condition: Sword is still durably constructed. There are no loose parts.
Scabbard Condition: Excellent condition. Wood-core scabbard with black leather and an antiqued bronze chape. Embossed cross is on the locket on a single side.
This was a period when armor was at its heaviest and most massive, thus swords had to be made that were both robust and powerful. The thrust might have been the most effective attack when using a sword against a heavily armored foe and so the point is always strong on these weapons. Although being oriented for the thrust, these swords can show surprisingly good performance as cutters as well. The more agile members of this family of swords have very attractive handling characteristics, being responsive while having a strong authority in the cut and precise point control.
This is what Albion has aimed for in the making of this sword: An agile weapon that shows the same functional beauty as its predecessors. Strangely, it is rare to see this prominent type among modern replicas. This classic late 14th C. sword offers a unique opportunity for any collector interested in the European medieval sword.
The Landgraf has a hand ground high carbon steel blade is tempered for flexibility and edge retention. The crossguard and pommel are cast from mild steel. The grip is stabilized birch wood, cord-wrapped and fitted over with tight leather.