SWORDS OF EXCELLENCE
FROM WINDLASS STEELCRAFTS
The Royal Armouries Collection
The Windlass Sword Collection is brought to you by a collaboration between The Royal Armouries and Windlass Steelcrafts.
Windlass Steelcrafts is a world leader in the manufacture of swords and armour & The Royal Armouries is the home of the UK’s national collection of arms and armour.
Together they have the skills and knowledge to bring you the most historically accurate swords ever made giving you the truest and most authentic experience of swords of their time.
This new collection starts with a set of six historical swords, each one has been meticulously measured, weighed, and reproduced to an exacting standard under the guidance and approval of The Royal Armouries
Windlass Steelcrafts then using the finest steel and materials and their most skilled craftsmen, have brought every aspect of the original sword to life so you can have a piece of true history in your hand.
This is a replica of Royal Armouries IX.2141, a 14th Century arming sword.
The pommel of this sword looks conventional when viewed dead-on, but turn the sword sideways and an unusual, somewhat conical shape reveals itself .The sword was reputedly found in a peat bog together with another now in Rome and is unusually well preserved. Comparable swords have been found across much of Europe.
This type of sword could have been carried at the beginning of the Hundred Years War, and this particular example features several distinctive features. The subtly shaped crossguard curves towards the blade, tapering and then swelling at the terminals, and the distinctive pommel has very particular angles and facets. The hilt sits very comfortably in the hand. The broad leaf-like straight blade is of a flattened-diamond cross-section, double-edged, with a narrow fuller to reduce mass. The width swells slightly where it meets the hilt and the gracefully curved edges finish in an acute thrusting tip. The sword is quite light for the size but has a lot of blade presence and power in the hand, being very well suited to give impressive cuts and thrusts.
This replica is crafted with a hand forged blade by an experienced, skilled blacksmith, using modern 1080 high carbon steel that is fully tempered and is distally tapered for proper weight distribution. The sheath is made with a wood body and covered with leather. The tip is reinforced with a brass chape that features a traditional cut-out. At the throat, the leather extends upward and covers part of the guard at the ricasso.
Includes a certificate of authenticity on heavy stock, plus Windlass Classic Wax and polishing cloth.
Overall: 39-3/4" (91cm)
Blade: 35", double edge (86cm)
Guard: 7-3/8" wide
Blade width at ricasso: 2-1/2"
Blade is distally tapered: 7/32" thick at guard, 1/8" at tip
Weight: 2 lb, 11 oz.