Schiavona basket hilted broadsword

length: 40"
blade: 33 1/4"
blade width: 1 3/4" at base
blade width: 3/8" at 2" from tip
grip and pommel: 6 1/4"
guard: 8" x 6 1/4" x 5 1/4"
balance point: 4 1/4" from guard
weight (sword): 3 lb 0.6 oz
weight (sword & scabbard): 3 lb 11.0 oz

Cold Steel calls this sword their "Horseman's basket hilt broadsword", but it's actually a schiavona. Schiavona are most famously considered a Venetian sword because of the spectacular collection in the Doge's Palace museum, but these basket hilted broadswords were found throughout central and eastern Europe. This early schiavona has a long double edge blade that can deliver powerful shearing cuts well as a deadly thrusting attack. The grip is wood wrapped in same (ray skin) bound with wire. The heavy steel pommel counterbalances the blade and serves as a lethal striking tool in its own right. The blade is made from modern high carbon spring steel and will pass the British Proof Test. This sword comes complete with a heavy leather scabbard reinforced by the steel throat and chape.