Ouse River / Sempach longsword

length: 46 1/8"
blade: 35 7/8"
blade width: 1 7/8" at guard
blade width: 5/8" at 2" from tip
grip and pommel: 9 7/8"
guard: 9 5/8"
balance point: 3 1/4"
weight (sword): 3 lb 0.0 oz
weight (sword and scabbard): 3 lb 9.0 oz

Oakeshott type XVII longsword, from an original found in the River Ouse in North Yorkshire. The original is now housed in the Fitzwilliam Museum in Cambridge. This sword is a leading example of the "Sempach" family of swords, named for two very similar swords found in graves at the site of the Battle of Sempach fought near Zurich in 1386. This long thrusting sword is surprisingly light and beautifully balanced. The pommel and guard are steel, the grip is wood covered in cord and leather, and the blade is well tempered 1095 high carbon steel. Leather, steel, and wood scabbard. This sword can be seen in Ewart Oakeshott's book "Records of the Medieval Sword".

Discontinued and sold out