Imperator Longsword, 15thC
'Imperator', 15th century longsword inspired by original swords from European museums.
Characteristics and handling
With balance and geometry of this particular sword, its handling is comfortable, feels light and allows you to feel that it`s part of the body, an extension of the hand, a real weapon and not some ceremonial object worn on parade or given as an ocassional gift. Handling with one hand allows to fight effectively and with two hands gives you full control and precision. Blade is stiff and most of its mass is closer to the hilt.
At the same time this sword has a simple structure which is designed to reveal its majesty which comes from proportions, shapes and geometry.
Pommel is decorated with two golden inserts, inspired by late medieval fittings.
'Imperator' comes from Latin and means Emperor. Actually it was a working name but I decided to stay with it finally. The idea was to give the name not after the owner but for the sword, because of its features and design.
total length 1100mm
blade length 830mm
blade width 63mm
balance ca. 100mm
weight ca. 1575g