The Practical Hand-and-a half sword is based on the Albrecht sword, a classic Medieval design from the early part of the 15th century, with a simple cruciform hilt, three fullered blade and typical hand-and-a-half grip. This particular sword is the next evolutionary step after the Single Hand Arming Sword, lengthening the blade and grip so it can be used with two hands but not so heavy as to stop you using it in one hand, from horseback. Clever.
Our Practical broadswords are all based on authentically styled swords in our collection but they are tailored to meet the needs of re-enactment and stage combat.
These very popular and affordable weapons feature authentic hilt styling, with fully tempered un-edged and un-pointed blades. They are designed to withstand rugged use while providing the level of safety required by many of todays re-enactment societies. The blades are crafted from 1065 high-carbon steel, hardened to50HRC, which restricts edge-notching to acceptable levels while providing resilience and protection against brittleness. While the blades are substantial, they are fullered to provide balance and good handling characteristics. They feature 1/16" wide edges and rounded tips for safety. The tangs are also substantial, with radiused corners at the blade shoulders and no welds. The end of the tang is riveted over the pommel, which both eliminates any possibility of inadvertent disassembly. The hardwood grips are leather-covered. The scabbards are fabricated in glass-filled resin, to eliminate swelling and to minimize blade corrosion problems, with belt rings that adjust to allow vertical or horizontal carry. The wood-grain finish is attractive, but most re-enactors will decorate the scabbard to match their persona.
With a weight of just 3 ¼ lbs. it handles very well without tiring the player during a long day in the field.
Comes with its own fibreglass scabbard.
Blade Length: 34 inch
Handle Length: 6 1/2”
Weight: 2lb 12oz
Point of Balance: 4"
Point of Harmonics: 23"
Width at Guard: 1.75"
Width at Tip: .51"
Thickness at Guard: .21"
Thickness at Tip: .19"
Specs will vary slightly from piece to piece.