Late medieval sword Rosenkriege Tewksbury for show fight SK-B with scabbard
The Wars of the Roses (1455-1485) were a series of battles for the English crown, fought between the aristocratic houses of York and Lancaster. Both houses were collateral lines of the same European ruling dynasty of the Plantagenets, who had ruled England for three centuries. These civil wars (interrupted by brief periods of relative peace) took their name from the roses that both rival families bore in their respective coats of arms - white for the York and red for the Lancasters. After 30 years of political intrigue and horrific bloodshed, the family feud eventually led to the fall of the House of Plantagenet and the rise of the House of Tudor. The Battle of Tewkesbury, which took place on 4 May 1471, was a decisive victory for the House of York. It ended with the death of the young Lancastrian Crown Prince Edward of Wales, enabled King Edward IV to rule unchallenged for good and ushered in England's longest period of political stability in this conflict that lasted several generations. When Edward IV died in 1483, however, the power struggles for the throne immediately broke out again.
The long, double-edged blade is forged from hardened, heat-treated spring steel EN45. It tapers gently towards the locality and is fluted on both sides for about half of its length, with a flattened diamond-shaped cross-section towards the tip. The unsharpened blades are particularly thick and the continuous blade tang is screwed to the end of the handle. The receptacle consists of a handle with a wooden core and black leather winding, a flattened steel quillon and an elongated, six-faceted plug pommel, also made of steel, with slightly concave sides. A cross is embedded in the pommel on one side. The parry bar is approx. 23 cm long and 0.5 cm thick. Its ends are widened and each decorated with a cut-out cross. The late medieval one-and-a-half-handed sword is delivered with a black wooden/leather scabbard with blued steel mouth and gable plate.
Data Late Medieval sword
total length: 118 cm
Blade length: 90 cm
Blade width max: 5,5 cm
handle length: 25 cm
centre of gravity: approx. 12,5cm before parry
striking edge: 2mm
Weight sword: 1800 g
Blade material: spring steel EN45, hardened
Show fight class B (SK-B)
The swords of this show class are also made of high quality steels, but not as hard as those of show class A and in a fight with a harder blade embrasures can occur more easily. They are quite well balanced, but can weigh a few grams more. They are the ideal blades for the more demanding beginner as well as for the advanced swordsman.
- Blade hardness: At least 48 HRC
- Blade material goes through to the hinge and is riveted or screwed to the pommel
- Blunt, sometimes additionally rounded cutting edge and rounded tip
- Light and handy with well balanced centre of gravity
- No guarantee
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 parties. 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.