ACULEUS longsword, 15thC.
'ACULEUS' in latin means: a spike / thorn or sting.
I have called this sword like that because it is extremely light and quick, with weight only 1160g, it has narrow tip and in my opinion is very good for longsword fencing practice. Design, typology and parameters are based on and inspired by many original examples from first half of 15th century original longswords. We will easly find them in European museums. I have already made around 20 similar designed swords, variations, searching best solutions according to medieval sources and purposes. That one reflects all my observations, conclusions about functionality and style of the longsword as a tool of war for a skilled warrior.
As I am also a fencer - must admit that practice with this one is a real pleasure :)
overall length 1150mm
blade length 890mm
grip length 200mm
blade width 53mm
thickness: at the base 6mm
balance ca. 90mm
weight ca. 1160g
' ... The sword has arrived and I say honestly ... SUPER !!! It is really light (especially after my 1.6-1.7kg it is shock :) Quick, agile, has very cool stiffness and ... everything that is done is such ... 'in point'. Balance, rotation - like a bomb for me.
'The needle' indeed! It is the pleasure to listen to the air when it dances in your hands. And that is the reason why I take it again and again (...) to spend a moment to perform the cuts :)) (...) I liked it veeeeery much !! Great thanks for the great sword! :))'