Back by popular demand! Kult of Athena has a limited stock available of this classic Windlass sword which we commissioned Windlass to produce for us in a special production run.
This early 15th century longsword is of a practical, yet elegant design built for rigors of war and campaign for a professional warrior. The blade is forged from 1065 high carbon steel and has a complex, multi-fullered design combined with a thick ricasso at the base of the blade. The grooves reduce unneeded weight and the thickened ricasso greatly aids in stiffening the blade and imparting additional durability. This ricasso serves as a great hand-hold from which to grip the blade for half-swording techniques and when used in this manner the flared pommel acts as a superb anchor for the other hand for a widened and stabilized grip – ideal for combat in closer quarters or to deliver a powerful and controlled thrust to a target. Altogether these blade design elements create a versatile longsword which lends itself well to the cut and thrust alike.
The burly crossguard and well-formed pommel are fashioned from steel and the wooden grip is tightly bound in stitched leather of quality. The sword is paired with a thick leather scabbard with a protective chape and locket of steel.