Writhen hilted longsword

This unique medieval sword is based very accurately on the IX949 Writhen Hilt Sword from The Royal Armouries, which I measured and handled personally for the project.

This iconic medieval German sword is a jewel of the Armouries collection and has a cast bronze hilt with fluted and carved wooden grips and a strong slender blade.

The original was gilded , but this has polished bronze fittings with a box wood grip and a poplar and leather scabbard fitted with fabricated steel hangers and chape.

Overall length 111cm/43.5"

Blade length 86cm/34"

grip length (onto pommel) 20cm/8"

POB 10cm/4"

Overall weight 1160g/2.6lbs

 





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