Dragonslayer - Longsword
This is my design inspired by some medieval swords and it is historically accurate, but this time I wanted to create something special, more related to medieval tales and myths, sometimes depicted in manuscripts.
In some way, this sword combines elements of late medieval longswords (blade, grip length, proportions are inspired by some 15th century examples) and earlier elements (crossguard and pommel are inspired by some 13-14th century examples).
This is a longsword, not too heavy (1550g) with stiff blade is very good for cutting and thrusting as well. It feels very comfortable in hands because of close balance point, but also it has its power. You can use it also with one hand.
Sword allows quick changes of direction and performing a wide range of techniques characteristic of two-handed late medieval fencing.
In 14th and 15th century we will find many tales about dragons, mythical creatures, also as an image of the devil's embodiment. We see St George fighting with dragon and Archangel Michael many times while killing the devil.
Many times they are using big longswords. For my intentions this sword would be one of those.
This is medieval for sure. However it would be not easy to find exactly this set of elements in a single sword in museum. My intention was also to give it a classic medieval look with straight, strong guard and round pommel. That way is not some fancy, fantasy sword - but real one.
total length 1210mm
blade length 940mm
blade width 56mm
blade thickness at the guard 6mm
balance ca. 90mm
weight ca. 1550g