High Middle Ages sword William Marshal 12th century decoration incl. sword scabbard
The original of this sword once belonged to Sir William Marshal, first Earl of Pembroke, one of England's most outstanding knights. He served the British Crown under Henrich II, Richard the Lionheart and Johann Ohneland faithfully and devotedly. The sword is now in a British museum. Our reconstruction is based on the original in great detail. It is purely handmade. The steel quillon and pommel impress with their simple elegance and functionality. The blade made of spring steel is continuous up to the pommel and riveted there by hand. The handle is wrapped with leather strap. The blade has a pronounced groove, which gives the sword great elasticity and lightness. It is hardened to approx. 48-50 HRC in oil. The blade edge is not sharpened. The sword comes with a very nice wood-leather sheath with brass rings for attachment to the sword belt.
Data High Middle Ages Sword
total length: 95,5 cm
Blade length: 79 cm
Blade width max: 4,5 cm
handle length: 16,5 cm
Centre of gravity: 16cm before parry
Weight sword: 1200 g
Blade material: spring steel EN45, oil-hardened
This sword is a decoration article and not suitable for show fight
general warranty for swords
Our show combat weapons are subject to the legal warranty of two years like all other goods. However, it should be noted that the customer is responsible for providing evidence of defects (e.g. material defects) that were already present at the time of purchase and have not been claimed within 6 months. Complaints after 6 months are therefore often difficult and unfortunate for both sides. An exhibition sword is naturally an object of wear and tear. Even the best and most expensive exhibition sword becomes chipped after heavy use, the parry bar can become wobbly and the grip can become loose. This is normal, because strong forces act on the material. Even with these blades the unlikely case can occur that they break if they are already weakened by several and deep embrasures. These are therefore usually not justified reasons for complaint but normal wear and tear. A used show sword shows signs of use after use.