Templar war sword

A 12th century war sword (bigger than arming swords, not quite yet developed into the longsword), with an inlaid Maltese cross in the pommel. It's a nice sharp functional sword with a good look and feel. This is a strong cutting blade with a corded leather grip, a solid Maltese cross pommel, and a leather-wrapped wood core scabbard with three suspension points. (it also comes with a three-point suspension belt, but heads up - the belt is embarrassingly cheesy, made from an artificial leather that doesn't in any way do the sword and sheath justice - but it'd make for a good do-it-yourself pattern)

This war sword is made by the same mercenary forge in China who makes a lot of swords for 'brand name' manufacturers under various product line names (the look is somewhat unmistakable). The same folks make the Swiss longsword, Oakeshott type XVIIIb longsword, and the Danish greatsword. They call this one a "two handed broadsword", but that name just makes me shudder. Size and typology-wise, it's a hack your way through shields and maille-clad opponents war sword. I think you'll like it, it's a sweetie.

length: 41 3/8"
blade: 32"
blade width: 1 5/8" at guard
blade width: 1" at 2" from tip
grip and pommel: 8 3/4"
wrapped grip: 7"
guard: 8 1/4"
balance point: 5"
weight (sword): 2 lb 14.0 oz
weight (sword and scabbard): 3 lb 8.0 oz

Price: $260

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